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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
    Chinese Definition:
    ①允许:许可。认可。宁可。
    ②能够:可见。可能。可以。不可思议。
    ③值得,认为:可怜。可悲。可亲。可观。可贵。可歌可泣。
    ④适合:可身。可口。可体。
    ⑤尽,满:可劲儿干。
    ⑥大约:年可二十。“潭中鱼可百许头”。
    ⑦表示转折,与“可是”、“但”相同。
    ⑧表示强调:他可好了。
    ⑨用在反问句里加强反问语气:都这么说,可谁见过呢?
    ⑩用在疑问句里加强疑问语气:这件事他可同意?
    ⑾姓氏。

    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:
    可爱 [ ài ]: adorable; cute; lovely
    可是 [ shì ]: but; however; (used for emphasis) indeed
    可怜 [ lián ]: pitiful; pathetic; to have pity on
  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: see 可汗
    Chinese Definition:
    ①(可汗否hán)中国古代鲜卑、突厥、回纥、蒙古等族君主的称号。
    Example Words:
    可汗 [ hán ]: khan (loanword)
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