Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

可以 kěyǐ

  1. kěyǐ verb can / may / possible / able to
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Actions 行为
    Notes: For example, 分析可以确定 'analysis can confirm.' (VOA 2016-01-09a; CC-CEDICT '可以')
  2. kěyǐ adjective capable / adequate
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: 可以 can mean many things depending on tone and context (CC-CEDICT '可以')
  3. kěyǐ auxiliary verb can / may / possible / able to
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: Expresses either (1) ability or (2) permission (CC-CEDICT '可以'; Sun 2006, loc. 1723)
  4. kěyǐ adjective good
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Comparison 比较
    Notes: (CC-CEDICT '可以')

Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷十二 道應訓 Chapter 12: Responses of the Way 33
Daode Jing 《道德經》 With commentary by 王弼 Wang Bi 32
Xunzi 《荀子》 性惡篇第二十三 Chapter 23: Human Nature is Evil 30
Classic of Mountains and Seas 《山海經》 卷五 中山經 Chapter 5: Classic of the Mountains - Central 25
Classic of Mountains and Seas 《山海經》 卷二 西山經 Chapter 2: Classic of the Mountains - West 22
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷十 齊三 Chapter 10: Qi III 20
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 18
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《離婁章句下》 Commentary on Li Lou II 17
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 17
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 16

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
可以免 可以免 唯宋可以免焉 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 宣公 Lord Xuan 5
可以逞 可以逞 乃可以逞 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 4
可以言 可以言 可以言小君也 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 3
通可以 通可以 通可以已也 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 3
可以见 可以見 可以見也 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 3
君可以 君可以 君可以冠矣 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 3
可以入 可以入 吾可以入乎 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 3
可以沤 可以漚 可以漚麻 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧陳‧東門之池 Lessons from the states - Odes of Chen - Dong Men Zhi Chi 3
子可以 子可以 子可以不免我死乎 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 定公 Lord Ding 2
可以归 可以歸 則可以歸安父母 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧周南‧葛覃 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Zhou And The South - Ge Tan 2