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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
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
huì to know a skill
néng to be able to do something
可以 kěyǐ to ask for permission
huì to know a skill
我会说中文。
wǒ huì shuō Zhōngwén 。
I can speak Chinese.
你会说中文吗?
nǐ huì shuō Zhōngwén ma ?
Can you speak Chinese?
我一天能看一本书。
wǒ yìtiān néng kàn yī běn shū 。
I am able to read 1 book in 1 day.
我星期天能看三本书。
wǒ Xīngqītiān néng kàn sān běn shū 。
I am able to read 3 books on Sundays.
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