Chinese Traditional: 未能
Chinese Simplified: 未能
Pinyin: wei4 neng2
Zhuyin: ㄨㄟˋ ㄋㄥˊ
English Meaning: cannot, fail to, unable to
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新市長的評論未能安撫抗議人士。
新市长的评论未能安抚抗议人士。
xin1 shi4 zhang3 de5 ping2 lun4 wei4 neng2 an1 fu3 kang4 yi4 ren2 shi4.
The new mayor's comments did little to mollify the protestors.
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wèi

1. not yet, not 2. one to three in the afternoon (the 8th of the twelve Earthly Branches, used by the ancient Chinese to designate years, months, dates, time)

Here: not

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néng

1. can, could 2. to be able to 3. ability, capability 4. energy

Here: 1. can, could 2. to be able to

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