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能 néng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

能 (néng) English Meaning

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

Traditional Character:  

Sample Sentences

  • 我能说。
    Wǒ néng shuō.
    I’m able to speak.
  • 你能来吗?
    Nǐ néng lái ma?
    Can you come?
  • 你能看吗?
    Nǐ néng kàn ma?
    Can you see?
  • 我能说什么?
    Wǒ néng shuō shénme?
    What can I say?
  • 你能办到的!
    Nǐ néng bàn dào de!
    You can do it!
  • 我能帮助她。
    Wǒ néng bāngzhù tā.
    I was able to help her.

Stroke Order & Character Components

能 (néng): can; to be able to; might possibly; ability; (physics) energy

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