Chinese Word: 可以 – kěyǐ — can, may

 

The Mandarin Chinese word for “Can” is 可以 – kěyǐ.

Here are some examples of how to use this word:

  • 我可以问你一个问题吗?wǒ kěyǐ wèn nǐ yígè wèntí ma? – Can *(may) I ask you a question?
  • à可以. Kěyǐ. – yes (yes, you can)
  • 他的妈妈说他不可以去我家. Tā de māmā shuō tā bù kěyǐ qù wǒjiā. – His mother says he can’t go to my house.

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