可以

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

可以 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin kěyǐ)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) passable; pretty good; not bad; alright; ok
    休息可以
    If you rest a while, you'll be alright.

Verb[edit]

可以 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin kěyǐ)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) can; may
    可以警告
    • 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.
    You can't warn him.

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