能 meaning and pronunciation

Simplified/traditional character

能 in English

néng

  • can
  • to be able to
  • might possibly
  • ability
  • (physics) energy

HSK levels

Components

  • (sī): secret
  • (yuè): flesh
  • (bǐ): spoon / man overthrown
  • (bǐ): spoon / man overthrown

Sentences examples with 能

  • 今天我的朋友不能工作,他在医院!
    jīntiān wǒ de péngyǒu bùnéng gōngzuò, tā zài yīyuàn!
  • 我能坐在这儿吗?
    Wǒ néng zuò zài zhè'er ma?
  • 我能坐在这(这儿)儿吗?
    Wǒ néng zuò zài zhè (zhè'er) er ma?
  • 我能懂你。
    Wǒ néng dǒng nǐ.
  • 可能他正在忙。
    Kěnéng tā zhèngzài máng.

Words containing 能, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

  • (néng): to be able to; to be capable of; ability; capability; able; capable; can possibly; (usually used in the negative) to have the possibility of

HSK 2 vocabulary list

  • 可能 (kě néng): might (happen); possible; probable; possibility; probability; maybe; perhaps; CL:个

HSK 4 vocabulary list

HSK 5 vocabulary list

HSK 6 vocabulary list