Meaning of 能

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Pinyin: néng
English Definition: can; to be able to; might possibly; ability; (physics) energy; can; to be able to; might possibly; ability; (physics) energy
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictographic: A bear's head , body , and claws
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • Above to below
      • [ ] private, secret
      • meat, flesh; organic compound
    • Above to below
      • [ ] spoon, ladle; knife, dirk
      • [ ] spoon, ladle; knife, dirk
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Example Words:
可能 [ néng ]: might (happen); possible; probable; possibility; probability; maybe; perhaps; Classifiers:
能够 [ néng gòu ]: to be capable of; to be able to; can
能力 [ néng ]: capability; ability; Classifiers:
功能 [ gōng néng ]: function; capability
能源 [ néng yuán ]: energy; power source; Classifiers:
More: 能* | *能 | *能*
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