可以

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Chinese[edit]

 
can; may; able to; certain(ly); to suit; (particle used for emphasis)
 
to use; according to; so as to; in order to; by; with; because; Israel (abbrev.)
simp. and trad.
(可以)

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

可以

  1. passable; pretty good; not bad; alright; ok
    • 休息可以 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
      Nǐ xiūxi jiù kěyǐ le. [Pinyin]
      If you rest a while, you'll be alright.

Verb[edit]

可以

  1. can; may
    • 可以警告 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
      Bù kěyǐ jǐnggào tā. [Pinyin]
      You can't warn him.
    • John 1.7
      这人来,为要作见证,就是为光作见证,叫众人因他可以信。
      Zhè rén lái, wèi yào zuò jiànzhèng, jiùshì wèi guāng zuò jiànzhèng, jiào zhòngrén yīn tā kěyǐ xìn.
      The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
  2. can, be able

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