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  ―  Nǐ xiūxi jiù kěyǐ le.  ―  If you rest a while, you'll be alright.

Verb[edit]

可以

  1. can; may
    可以警告  ―  kěyǐ jǐnggào tā.  ―  You can't warn him.
  2. can; to be able
    根據口音可以判斷可能來自下江地區 [MSC, trad.]
    根据口音可以判断可能来自下江地区 [MSC, simp.]
    Gēnjù tā de kǒuyīn kěyǐ pànduàn chū tā kěnéng láizì Xiàjiāng dìqū. [Pinyin]
    From his accent we can infer that he maybe is from the downstream area of the Yangtze River.

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 可以 ("can; may")
Variety Location Words
Classical Classical 可以
Mandarin Beijing 可以能夠
Taiwan 可以能夠
Cantonese Guangzhou 可以
Hong Kong 可以
Taishan 可以
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 做得
Liudui (S. Sixian) 做得可以使得
Hsinchu (Hailu) 做得
Dongshi (Dabu) 使得做得
Taiwanese Raoping 做得
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 會用
Min Nan Quanzhou 會做會用會用得會得會得通會通
Xiamen 會使會當會做會做得會用會用得會得會得通會通
Zhangzhou 會使會當會用會用得會得會得通會通
Taipei 會使會當會做得 mT會得 mT會得通 mT mT
Kaohsiung 會用得會使會當
Tainan 會用得會使會當
Taichung 會用得會使得
Yilan 會使會當
Lukang 會使會當
Sanxia 會使會當
Kinmen 會使會當
Magong 會使會當
Hsinchu 會用得會使
Note mT - mainstream Taiwan (no particular region identified)

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Verb[edit]

可以

  1. Hán tự form of khả dĩ, “possible”