Meaning of 可

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Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictophonetic: (vigorous) indicates the sound; conveys the meaning.
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    • [ dīng ] male adult; robust, vigorous; 4th heavenly stem
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: can; may; able to; to approve; to permit; to suit; (particle used for emphasis) certainly; very
    Example Words:
    可以 [ ]: can; may; possible; able to; not bad; pretty good
    可能 [ néng ]: might (happen); possible; probable; possibility; probability; maybe; perhaps; Classifiers:
    可是 [ shì ]: but; however; (used for emphasis) indeed
    不可 [ ]: cannot; should not; must not
    可见 [ jiàn ]: it can clearly be seen (that this is the case); it is (thus) clear; clear; visible
    More: 可* | *可 | *可*
  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: see 可汗
    Example Words:
    可汗 [ hán ]: khan (loanword)
    More: 可* | *可 | *可*
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