Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

kě kè

  1. verb can / may / permissible
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 可以 (CC-CEDICT '可'; Kroll '可' 1; Unihan '可'; XHZD '可' 7)
  2. conjunction but
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 可是 (Guoyu '可' conj; Kroll '可' 4; XHZD '可' 5)
  3. adverb such / so
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: For emphasis (CC-CEDICT '可'; XHZD '可' 6)
  4. adverb able to / possibly
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 能够 (CC-CEDICT '可'; Guoyu '可' adv 1; Unihan '可'; XHZD '可' 2)
  5. verb to approve / to permit
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 认可 (Guoyu '可' v 1; XHZD '可' 1)
  6. verb to be worth
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: Used before a verb (XHZD '可' 3)
  7. verb to suit / to fit
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 适宜 (Guoyu '可' v 2; Kroll '可' 5a; XHZD '可' 4)
  8. noun khan
    Domain: History 历史 , Subdomain: China 中国
    Notes: Used by the Xianbei and Mongolians (Kroll '可' kè; XHZD '可' kè)
  9. verb to recover
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 病愈 (Guoyu '可' v 3)
  10. verb to act as
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 当 (Guoyu '可' v 4)
  11. verb to be worth / to deserve
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 值得 (Guoyu '可' v 5)
  12. adverb approximately / probably
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 约略 (Guoyu '可' adv 2; Kroll '可' 5)
  13. adverb expresses doubt
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: For example, 你可知道? 'Do you know?' (Guoyu '可' adv 4)
  14. adverb really / truely
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 真 or 确实 (Guoyu '可' adv 6)
  15. auxiliary verb used to add emphasis
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (Guoyu '可' av)
  16. adjective beautiful
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 美好 (Guoyu '可' adj)
  17. proper noun Ke
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '可' n)
  18. adverb used to ask a question
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '可' adv 4; Kroll '可' 3)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Ming 《明史》 卷二百七十四 列傳第一百六十二 史可法 高弘圖 姜曰廣 Volume 274 Biographies 162: Shi Kefa, Gao Hongtu, Jiang Yueguang 114
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 84
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 61
Han Feizi 《韓非子》 亡徵第十五 Chapter 15: The Journey to Destruction 50
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百六十 志第一百十三 選舉六 Volume 160 Treatises 113: Selection and appointment of Officials 6 48
History of Song 《宋史》 卷三百七十四 列傳第一百三十三 張九成 胡銓 廖剛 李迨 趙開 Volume 374 Biographies 133: Zhang Jiucheng, Hu Quan, Liao Gang, Li Dai, Zhao Kai 45
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷九十五 列傳第六十五 藝術 Volume 95 Biographies 65: Arts 44
Daode Jing 《道德經》 Daode Jing 《道德經》 44
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷十四 魏書十四 程郭董劉蔣劉傳 Volume 14: Book of Wei 14 - Biographies of Cheng, Dong, Guo, Liu, Jiang, and Liu 43
History of Ming 《明史》 卷八十七 志第六十三 河渠五 Volume 87 Treatises 63: Rivers and Canals 5 43

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
汔可 汔可 汔可小康 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧生民之什‧民勞 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Sheng Min - Min Lu 5
可怀 可懷 仲可懷也 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄭‧將仲子 Lessons from the states - Odes of Zheng - Jiang Zhong Zi 4
可小 可小 汔可小休 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧生民之什‧民勞 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Sheng Min - Min Lu 4
可扑灭 可撲滅 其猶可撲滅 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 盤庚上 Shang Shu - Pan Geng I 3
仲可 仲可 仲可懷也 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄭‧將仲子 Lessons from the states - Odes of Zheng - Jiang Zhong Zi 3
命可 命可 命可長也 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 文公 Lord Wen 3
可赎 可贖 如可贖兮 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧秦‧黃鳥 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qin - Huang Niao 3
民可 民可 民可近 Book of Documents 《尚書》 夏書 五子之歌 Xia Shu - Songs of the Five Sons 2
可及 可及 可及也 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 2
可用 可用 愛親哀喪而後可用也 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 2