可 (kě): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | March 30, 2018

可 (Chinese PinYin: [kě]; traditional Chinese:可) may mean: (1) conjunction. but; (2) adv. used for emphasis; (3) verb. approve; (4) verb. can; (5) verb. be worth. It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions such as 可以 (may; pretty good), 可是 (but), 可爱 (lovely), 可靠 (reliable), 可人 (person with admirable qualities), 可笑 (funny; ridiculous), 可信 (be credible), 可观 (considerable), 可不 (exactly).

1. How to pronounce 可?

Chinese Pinyin: [kě]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 可

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3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 可.

Fixed expression: 可以 (may; pretty good), 可是 (but), 可爱 (lovely), 可靠 (reliable), 可人 (person with admirable qualities), 可笑 (funny; ridiculous), 可信 (be believable), 可观 (considerable), 可不 (exactly),

Collocation: 可信度 (credibility), 可行性 (feasibility),

Idioms: 不可多得 (rare), 不可告人 (secret), 不可救药 (be incurable), 不可开交 (be tied up), 不可理喻 (be impervious to reason), 不置可否 (decline to comment), 楚楚可怜 (delicate and charming),

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4. How to use 可 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 可.

4.1 每个有网络和电脑的人都可以参加慕课

Translation: Anyone with a computer and internet access can take a MOOC.

4.2 我宁可安于贫穷,也不愿用不当手段赚钱。

Translation: I would rather remain poor than earning money by dishonest means.\u2028

4.3 中国担心“明斯基时刻”可能是一个好兆头。

Translation: China’s worry about ‘Minsky moment’ may be a good sign.

4.4 换句话说,今年的狗年, 人们可能为因为信仰的不同而争吵。

Translation: In other words, this year of the Dog may see people fighting for the causes they believe in.

4.5 所以,与其嘲笑欧洲无能,世界其他国家应该问一问欧洲是首能首振雄风,如果可以的话,又是如何做到。

Translation: So rather than sneer at Europe’s impotence, the world should be asking whether Europe can rediscover its vigour—and if so how.

4.6 你们有人相信我们可以不投资其他替代的能源、可再生能源而能减少对境外石油的依赖吗?

Translation: Do any of you believe we can reduce the dependence on foreign oil without investing in alternative sources of energy, renewable energy?

4.7 我在中国的少林寺学习了功夫,所以我可以和你分享我的经验。

Translation: I did Kung Fu in a Shaolin Temple in China so I am going to share my experiences with you.

4.8 白色是最浅的颜色,并且是无色的(没有色调),因为它能够充分反射和散射所有可见光。

Translation: White is the lightest color and is achromatic (having no hue), because it fully reflects and scatters all the visible wavelengths of light.

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