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av./adv. may, can; (used for emphasis)
Other meanings
[kě]   v./conj. approve; be worth (doing); fit, suit; but, yet, however
[kè]   char. used in 可汗
    mouth (for )
    one (for )
'可' is part of the following simplified words:
 㐓 何 倚 呵 哥 哿 啊 坷 埼 奇 婀 寄 屙 崎 徛 掎 攲 旖 柯 椅 歌 河 犄 猗 珂 琦 畸 疴 砢 笴 绮 舸 苛 荷 菏 蚵 诃 踦 轲 鎶 锕 锜 阿 骑
'可' is part of the following traditional words:
 㐓 何 倚 呵 哥 哿 啊 坷 埼 奇 婀 寄 屙 崎 徛 掎 攲 旖 柯 椅 歌 河 犄 猗 珂 琦 畸 痾 砢 笴 綺 舸 苛 荷 菏 蚵 訶 踦 軻 錒 錡 鎶 阿 騎
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
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tā kě zhēn niú qì
phr. How arrogant he is!
kě qù
phr. can go
kě zhēn shì méi de shuō ya
phr. (term of complimenting) there is really nothing to criticize about, it's really almost perfect
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guò le zhè cūn kě jiù méi zhè diànr le
phr. after passing this village there will no stores -- one should seize the chance when it is still available.
wú jì kě shī
idiom. at a loss as to what to do, at the end of one's resources, be at one's wits' end
bù kě kàng lì
nphr. (law) force majeure
kě sù
phr. malleable, plastic, castable
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zhè běn shū kě tài yǒu yì si le
phr. How interesting is this book! (with emphasis)
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wǒ men ké xǐ huan chī shuí jiǎo le
phr. We like eating dumplings so much.
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yǒu shén me kě dān xīn de
phr. What is there to be worth worrying about?
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nà kě bù xíng a !
phr. That won't do! That won't work!
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shí jiān kě huà jiě yí qiè chóu hèn
phr. Time can dissolve all the hatred.
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tā men kě cān jiā zhè cì huó dòng .
phr. They may join this activity.
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zhè cì huó dòng bú tài zhòng yào , ní kě qù kě bú qù .
phr. This activity is not that important. You may choose to go or not.
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méi shén me kě dān xīn de .
phr. There is nothing to worry about.
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tú shū guán kě jiè de shū hěn duō .
phr. In the library, there are quite a lot of books to borrow.