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English Definitioncan; to be able to; might possibly; ability; (physics) energy; (Chinese surname)
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄋㄥˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)nang4
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (副) adverb, (助动) auxiliary verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=1; TOP=Basic,Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
能够nénggòuto be capable of; to be able to; can
能力nénglìcapability; ability
能源néngyuánenergy; power source
能干nénggàncapable; competent
能量néngliàngenergy; capabilities
Words With Same Tail Word    
可能kěnéngmight (happen); can (happen); possible; probable; possibility; probability; maybe; perhaps
才能cáinéngtalent; ability; capacity
功能gōngnéngfunction; capability
性能xìngnéngfunction; performance
技能jìnéngtechnical ability; skill
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