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Using "Can" 会、能、可以
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ID: AI028 Newbie
In this All the Way to Intermediate lesson, we focus on how the verb "can" is used in Chinese and the different situations it can be used in. Talk about being able do something or about receiving permission to attempt something. Learn how to make more complex sentences in this Newbie lesson. Make sure to watch other ATWTI episodes and don't forget to visit Practice tab for more links. If you think you've missed some of the series, check our playlist here: All the Way to Intermediate Here are other related lessons from our library that will supplement this lesson and boost your Chinese level. Nope, You Cannot! Just Call Me... Can You Grab Lunch? 会 (Huì) and 能 (Néng) Face-off
Mon Mar 26 2018 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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|会||huì||to know a skill|
|能||néng||to be able to do something|
|可以||kěyǐ||to ask for permission|
|会||huì||to know a skill|
wǒ huì shuō Zhōngwén 。
I can speak Chinese.
nǐ huì shuō Zhōngwén ma ？
Can you speak Chinese?
wǒ yìtiān néng kàn yī běn shū 。
I am able to read 1 book in 1 day.
wǒ Xīngqītiān néng kàn sān běn shū 。
I am able to read 3 books on Sundays.
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