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Video Lesson: The Difference Between “Néng” and “Kěyǐ”

May. 25, 2018

Both “néng” and “kěyǐ” mean CAN. What’s the difference?

Exercises in the Video:
1. A: We’re going to have a big business conference in New York tomorrow. Nǐ kěyǐ qù ma?
    B: Sorry. I got really sick this morning. …
    What would she say? Please choose the correct answer.

    A. Wǒ bù kěyǐ qù.
    B. Wǒ bù néng qù.
    C. Wǒ bú qù.

2. A: What shall we eat? Can you recommend some Chinese dishes?
    B: …
    Please choose the best answer to complete the dialogue.

    A. Wǒmen kěyǐ chī gōngbǎo jīdīng.
    B. Wǒmen néng chī gōngbǎo jīdīng.
    C. Wǒmen chī gōngbǎo jīdīng.

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