néng

  1. néng auxiliary verb can; able
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: Expresses either (1) the physical ability to do something or (2) possibility. 能 is used in this sense as a modal auxiliary in a similar way in both modern and Literary Chinese (Guoyu '能' v 1; Kroll 2015 '能' 2; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 122; Sun 2006, loc. 1717; XHZD '能' 3)
  2. néng noun ability; capacity
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 能力 (Guoyu '能' n 2; Kroll 2015 '能' 1; Unihan '能'; XHZD '能' 1)
  3. néng noun a mythical bear-like beast
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Mythology
    Notes: (Guoyu '能' n 1)
  4. néng noun energy
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Physics
    Notes: In the sense of 能量; for example, 电能 'electrical energy' (Guoyu '能' n 6; XHZD '能' 7)
  5. néng noun function; use
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 用途 or 功用 (Guoyu '能' n 4)
  6. néng adverb may; should; permitted to
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 可以 (Guoyu '能' adv 1; Unihan '能'; XHZD '能' 5)
  7. néng adjective talent
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '能' adj 1; Kroll 2015 '能' 1a; XHZD '能' 2)
  8. néng adjective expert at
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '能' 2a)
  9. néng verb to be in harmony
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 投契 (Guoyu '能' v 2; Kroll 2015 '能' 3)
  10. néng verb to tend to; to care for
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '能' 3a)
  11. néng verb to reach; to arrive at
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 到 (Guoyu '能' v 3; Kroll 2015 '能' 4)
  12. néng adverb as long as; only
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 只 (Guoyu '能' adv 2; Kroll 2015 '能' 5)
  13. néng adverb even if
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 宁 (Guoyu '能' adv 3; Kroll 2015 '能' 5a)
  14. néng adverb but
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '能' 5b)
  15. néng adverb in this way
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '能' 6)
  16. néng verb to be able; śak
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: śak, or: samartha, Japanese: nou, or: dai (BCSD '能', p. 965; MW 'śak'; SH '能', p. 336; Unihan '能')

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  • Scroll 4 Jin Guang Ming Zui Sheng Wang Jing Shu 金光明最勝王經疏 — count: 408
  • Scroll 7 Cheng Weishi Lun Yan Mi 成唯識論演祕 — count: 261
  • Scroll 1 Dasheng Ru Dao Cidi 大乘入道次第 — count: 256
  • Scroll 8 Notes on the Viṁśatikāvṛtti 成唯識論述記 — count: 243
  • Scroll 5 Jin Guang Ming Zui Sheng Wang Jing Shu 金光明最勝王經疏 — count: 234
  • Scroll 5 Zhi Guan Fu Xing Chuan Hong Jue 止觀輔行傳弘決 — count: 232
  • Scroll 3 Notes on the Viṁśatikāvṛtti 成唯識論述記 — count: 224
  • Scroll 2 Cheng Weishi Lun Yan Mi 成唯識論演祕 — count: 210
  • Scroll 3 Jin Guang Ming Zui Sheng Wang Jing Shu 金光明最勝王經疏 — count: 210
  • Scroll 10 Notes on the Viṁśatikāvṛtti 成唯識論述記 — count: 207

Collocations

  • 能说法 (能說法) 能說法 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 9 — count: 12
  • 能养 (能養) 能養眾 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 9 — count: 9
  • 能说 (能說) 我亦能說 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 3 — count: 9
  • 能使 (能使) 則能使其得究竟道 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 5 — count: 8
  • 能灭 (能滅) 能滅諸結使 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 1 — count: 6
  • 尽能 (儘能) 我盡能說 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 8 — count: 6
  • 如来能 (如來能) 唯有如來能成此法 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 3 — count: 6
  • 能尽 (能儘) 瞿曇沙門能盡知耶 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 4 — count: 5
  • 人能 (人能) 人能受法 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 3 — count: 4
  • 力能 (力能) 四曰若有比丘力能護眾 — Dīrghāgama 長阿含經, Scroll 2 — count: 4