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The Chinese word ke - 可 - kĕ
(can in Chinese)

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English translations

can, could, may, approve, but,

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Chinese characters  ( ke / kĕ ) with pronunciation (English translation: can )
The traditional Chinese characters of are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
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possibility  |  feasible
可 ( ke / kĕ ) belongs to the 50 most common Chinese characters (rank 47)
Chinese example words containing the character 可 ( ke / kĕ )
不可思议 ( bù kĕ sīyì = unbelievable ), 不可 ( bùkĕ = can not ), 可爱 ( kĕài = lovely ), 可见 ( kĕjiàn = this shows ), 可乐 ( kĕlè = cola ), 可怜 ( kĕlián = pitiful ), 可能 ( kĕnéng = may ), 可是 ( kĕshì = but ), 可惜 ( kĕxī = unfortunately ), 可笑 ( kĕxiào = ridiculous ), 可以 ( kĕyĭ = can )
Other characters that are pronounced kĕ in Chinese
More words that mean can in Chinese
kĕyĭ ( 可以 ), néng ( 能 ), nénggòu ( 能够 )

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