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可以 kěyǐ

可以 kěyǐ Meaning

Learn the Pinyin Pronunciation and 4 English Translations of the word 可以 kěyǐ .

Pīnyīn Pronunciation
kěyǐ | ke3 yi3
English translation
can
may
possible
able to

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About 可以 kěyǐ

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Traditional form

可以 kěyǐ

Part of speech

Conjunction / 连词 lián cí Lián cí
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Etymology of 可以 kěyǐ

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Type

pictophonetic

Explanation

The right component is a pictograph of an axe handle, now written as (kē). kǒu (mouth) was added later to indicate that the character is only "mouthed", i.e. only used for its phonetic value.

Phonetic compound

kǒu

Semantic compound

Dīng

Positional decomposition

丁口

Number of Strokes

5

Explanation

Origin unclear. The right component is rén (person).

Positional decomposition

⿰? rén

Number of Strokes

4

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Example sentences using 可以 kěyǐ

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zài 贝尔法斯特 Bèi ěr fǎ sī tè 校园 xiào yuán de 学生 xuésheng 可以 kěyǐ 使用 shǐyòng hǎo de 体育 tǐyù 设施 shèshī .

Students at the Belfast campus have access to excellent sports facilities.

桉树 ān shù yóu 可以 kěyǐ hěn hǎo de 缓解 huǎnjiě 肌肉 jīròu de 疼痛 téng tòng .

Eucalyptus oil is good for easing muscular aches and pains.

zài dìng 条件 tiáojiàn xià , 一件坏事 huài shì 可以 kěyǐ 导致 dǎozhì hǎo de 结果 jiēguǒ .

In given conditions, a bad thing can lead to good results.

可以 kěyǐ 相信 xiāngxìn Néng shì bàn hǎo .

You may depend on him to do it well.

可以 kěyǐ 肯定 kěndìng 地向保证 bǎozhèng ,我会照顾 zhàogu hǎo 自己 zìjǐ de .

I can certainly assure you I'm looking after number one all right.

可以 kěyǐ Decomposition

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可以 kěyǐ Compounds

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