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Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
wàn néng
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
maan6 nang4
Short definition to be able
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All available English definitions to be ableAdso icon / omnipotentCdict icon /
Copyleft icon Adso icon Adso: to be able
Copyleft icon Cantofish icon Cantofish: samemdbg
Copyleft icon MDBG icon MDBG: samecdic
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Copyleft icon Cdict icon CDict: omnipotent'
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Sentence examples
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(qián) money
不是(bú shì) is not
万能(wàn néng) to be able
(dedì) of

Money is not everything.

(qián) money
(shì) is
万能(wàn néng) to be able
(dedì) of

Money answers all things.

可是(kě shì) but
手语(shǒu yǔ) sign language
(yě) too
绝对不是( jué duì bù shì) absolutely not to be
万能(wàn néng) to be able
(dedì) of
(dàng) when
四周(sì zhōu) all around
(tài) too
(àn) night
或者(huò zhě) or
距离(jù lí) distance
的时候( de shí hòu) when
(tā) it (used for animals)
(jiù) only
完全(wán quán) complete
(pài) group
用场(yòng chǎng) use

Gestural language had, however, serious limitations, since it could not be used in the dark or at distance.

我知道( zhī dào) I see
金钱(jīn qián) currency
不是(bú shì) is not
万能(wàn néng) to be able
(dedì) of

I know that money isn't everything.

万能(wàn néng) to be able
(dedì) of
(shén) look
能不能(néng bù néng) Can we do it?
创造(chuàng zào) to create
一块(yī kuài) together
重得(chóng dé)
(lián) as
(tā) he, it (pronoun used for God)
自己(zì jǐ) herself
(yě) too
(ná) to take
(dedì) of
石头(shí tou) stone
(níní) woolen material

Can an omnipotent God create a stone so heavy that even He may not lift it?

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