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可能 kěnéng

可能 kěnéng Meaning

Learn the Pinyin Pronunciation and 9 English Translations of the word 可能 kěnéng .

Pīnyīn Pronunciation
kěnéng | ke3 neng2
English translation
might (happen)
possible
probable
possibility
probability
maybe
perhaps
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Traditional form

可能 kěnéng

Part of speech

Verb / 动词 dòng cí Dòngcí
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Etymology of 可能 kěnéng

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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
Néng

Type

pictographic

Explanation

Pictograph of a bear holding meat in its mouth. Based on the original meaning "bear". The meaning of this character has shifted over time and now means "ability; power".

Positional decomposition

⿰⿱厶⺼匕匕

Number of Strokes

10

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Example sentences using 可能 kěnéng

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认为 rènwéi 我们 wǒmen 已经 yǐjīng 准备 zhǔnbèi hǎo le 应付 yìngfu měi 一种 yī zhǒng 可能 kěnéng de 危险 wēixiǎn .

I think we have provided for every possible hazard.

tiān dōu yǒu 可能 kěnéng 突然 tūrán 死去 sǐ qù .

He could pop off any day now.

shuí dōu 可能 kěnéng 怀疑 huáiyí suǒ shuì 的话 de huà .

Nobody can possibly suspect what he says.

( shuí )可能 kěnéng 知道 zhīdào huì 发生 fāshēng 什么 shénme shì .

There's no telling what may happen.

比尔 Bǐ ěr 最近 zuìjìn lǎo zuì , 觉得 juéde 可能 kěnéng yǒu 什么 shénme 麻烦 máfan .

Bill has been hitting the bottle a lot lately. I think he has problems.

可能 kěnéng Decomposition

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可能 kěnéng Compounds

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