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néng

  1. néng auxiliary verb can / able
    Domain: Condition 状况
    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).
  2. néng adjective able
    Domain: Condition 状况
    Notes: (Unihan '能')
  3. néng noun ability
    Domain: Ability 能力
    Notes: (Unihan '能')
  4. néng noun a mythical bear-like beast
    Domain: Mythology 神话
  5. néng noun energy
    Domain: Physics 物理
  6. néng noun shape
    Domain: Form 形态
  7. néng adjective permitted to
    Domain: Condition 状况
    Notes: (Unihan '能')

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可能能够能力能源节能才能职能功能未能高性能性能智能太阳能智能卡可能性技能七项全能十项全能全能力所能及能干能歌善舞能量本能能手无能为力原子能只能慧能惠能六祖惠能尽可能能仁寺能仁禅寺熟能生巧可能补语效能万能机械能光能电能热能地热能一次能源二次能源清洁能源体能能胜三界救度能催恶敌救度能生吉祥救度能动三界救度

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean 64
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《梁惠王章句下》 Commentary on Liang Hui Wang II 33
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《太史公自序》 Autobiographical Afterword of the Grand Historian 32
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《李斯列傳》 Biography of Li Si 32
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句上》 Commentary on Jin Xin I 31
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《公孫丑章句上》 Commentary on Gong Sun Chou I 30
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《大學章句》 Commentary on Great Learning 24
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《告子章句上》 Commentary on Gaozi I 23
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《中庸》 The State of Equilibrium and Harmony, also known as the Doctrine of the Mean 23
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《公冶長第五》 Commentary on Gong Ye Zhang V 23

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
能言 能言 吾能言之 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi 2

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
父母 1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 4
仁者 4. 《里仁》 Li Ren in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 4
5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 8
宗廟 《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 4
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 6
天下 《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 5
蔬食 《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 7
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 4
《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 4
《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 12
南面為人 Selections from Zhuang Zi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
先生幾何 Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 3
Selections from Mencius in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
《釋言》 Explanation of Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋魚》 Explanation of Fish in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 14
《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 7
《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 11
《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 6