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Can You Grab Lunch? (using néng)

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ID: 2989 Elementary
In this lesson we look at sentences using the word 能 néng which translates as "can". In today's situation, a couple are trying to make plans for meeting up and grabbing some lunch together. For more on the verb "can" check out this lesson: All about Can: 能 (néng),会 (huì),可以 (kěyǐ). Photo from pixabay
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
néng to be able to
一起 yìqǐ together
午餐 wǔcān lunch
亲爱的 qīn ài de dear
今天中午能一起吃午餐吗?
jīntiān zhōngwǔ néng yīqǐ chī wǔcān ma ?
Can we eat lunch together at noon?
对不起亲爱的,中午不能一起吃。
duìbuqǐ qīn ài de ,zhōngwǔ bùnéng yīqǐ chī 。
Sorry darling. I can't eat with you at lunch.
那晚上能回家吃晚餐吗?
nà wǎnshang néng huíjiā chī wǎncān ma ?
Then can you come home for dinner?
今天可以!六点就能到家。
jīntiān kěyǐ !liù diǎn jiù néng dàojiā 。
I can today! I can be back home by six.
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