Chinese Traditional: 不能
Chinese Simplified: 不能
Pinyin: bu4 neng2
Zhuyin: ㄅㄨˋ ㄋㄥˊ
English Meaning: 1. cannot, unable to 2. must not, should not
German Meaning: nicht können

Example Sentences:

辦公室裡的電腦不能運作了。
办公室里的电脑不能运作了。
ban4 gong1 shi4 li3 de5 dian4 nao3 bu4 neng2 yun4 zuo4 le5.
The computer in the office isn't working anymore.
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這個檔案太大,不能附在電子郵件裏寄出。
这个档案太大,不能附在电子邮件里寄出。
zhe4 ge5 dang3 an4 tai4 da4, bu4 neng2 fu4 zai4 dian4 zi3 you2 jian4 li3 ji4 chu1.
This file is too big for sending as an email attachment.
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鴕鳥不能飛,但跑得很快。
鸵鸟不能飞,但跑得很快。
tuo2 niao3 bu4 neng2 fei1, dan4 pao3 de5 hen3 kuai4.
The ostrich can not fly but runs very fast.
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你上學不能遲到!
你上学不能迟到!
ni3 shang4 xue2 bu4 neng2 chi2 dao4!
You must not be late for school!
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你不能用觀光簽證在這裡工作。
你不能用观光签证在这里工作。
ni3 bu4 neng2 yong4 guan1 guang1 qian1 zheng4 zai4 zhe4 li3 gong1 zuo4.
You can't work here on a tourist visa.
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這裡有毒水母,你不能在此游泳!
这里有毒水母,你不能在此游泳!
zhe4 li3 you3 du2 shui3 mu3, ni3 bu4 neng2 zai4 ci3 you2 yong3!
You can't swim here due to the venomous jellyfish!
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絕對不能讓他知道真相。
绝对不能让他知道真相。
jue2 dui4 bu4 neng2 rang4 ta1 zhi1 dao4 zhen1 xiang4.
He must never find out the truth.
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Related Words:

 



not, no (4th tone)

Here: not

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néng

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

Here: can, could, able to

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