néng     can / able

繁体 traditional:
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语法 grammar: 助动词 Auxiliary Verb
笔记 notes: Expresses either (1) the physical ability to do something or (2) possibility. 能 is used in this sense as a modal auxiliary in a similar way in both modern and Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 122; Sun 2006, loc. 1717).
上概念 parent concept: 状况 (Condition)
话题 topic: 现代汉语 (Modern Chinese)

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