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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')

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
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
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
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《雍也第六》 Commentary on Yong Ye VI 13
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《梁惠王章句上》 Commentary on Liang Hui Wang I 12
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 11
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《艸部》 Cǎo Radical 11
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《離婁章句上》 Commentary on Li Lou I 10
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 10
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《子路第十三》 Commentary on Zi Lu XIII 10
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 9

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
可以兴 可以興 一言而可以興邦 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 13. 《子路》 Zi Lu 2

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
可以 2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
可以 6. 《雍也》 Yong Ye in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
可以大過 7. 《述而》 Shu Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
可以 8. 《泰伯》 Tai Bo in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
可以 12. 《顏淵》 Yan Yuan in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
可以王父 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
可以 《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
可以棺槨 《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
可以高明 《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 8
可以 《曾子問》 The Questions of Zeng-zi in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 6
可以 《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 4
可以 《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
可以 《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
可以霜雪 《馬蹄》 Horses's Hoofs in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
可以天下 《在宥》 Letting Be, and Exercising Forbearance in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 4
可以解紛 Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
地方可以 Selections from Mencius in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 4
可以東周 《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
可以萬人 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
可以 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
可以大功 《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
可以 《孝文本紀》 Annals of the Xiaowen Emperor in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
可以 《玉部》 Yù Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
可以 《艸部》 Cǎo Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 11
可以 《半部》 Bàn Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1