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  *可* | 可* | *可
can / may / able to / to approve / to permit / to suit / (particle used for emphasis) certainly / very
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  *要* | 要* | *要
important / vital / to want / to ask for / will / going to (as future auxiliary) / may / must / (used in a comparison) must be / probably / if
HSK 2
can / may / possible / able to / not bad / pretty good
HSK 2
May / fifth month (of the lunar year)
must not / may not / not to be allowed / cannot
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  *伊* | 伊* | *伊
(old) third person singular pronoun ("he" or "she") / second person singular pronoun ("you") / (May 4th period) third person singular feminine pronoun ("she") / (Classical Chinese) introductory particle with no specific meaning / that (preceding a noun)
Excuse me, may I ask...?
auxiliary verb introducing future action: may (be able to) / will (cause) / should (enable) / going to
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  *哦* | 哦* | *哦
sentence-final particle that conveys informality, warmth, friendliness or intimacy / may also indicate that one is stating a fact that the other person is not aware of
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  *辰* | 辰* | *辰
5th earthly branch: 7-9 a.m., 3rd solar month (5th April-4th May), year of the Dragon / ancient Chinese compass point: 120°
possible / probable / possibly / probably / may / might
may not
the not-very-distant past / modern times, excluding recent decades / (in the context of Chinese history) the period from the Opium Wars until the May 4th Movement (mid-19th century to 1919) / capitalist times (pre-1949)
HSK 5
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  *敢* | 敢* | *敢
to dare / daring / (polite) may I venture
HSK 4
public prosecutor / public procurator (judicial officer whose job may involve both criminal investigation and public prosecution)
how (wonderful etc) / what (a great idea etc) / however (difficult it may be etc) / (in interrogative sentences) how (much etc) / to what extent
HSK 3
May
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  *堪* | 堪* | *堪
to endure / may / can
Amitabha Buddha / the Buddha of the Western paradise / may the lord Buddha preserve us! / merciful Buddha!
it may be assumed that
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  *巳* | 巳* | *巳
6th earthly branch: 9-11 a.m., 4th solar month (5th May-5th June), year of the Snake / ancient Chinese compass point: 150°
5-1 (May 1st)
May you have a prosperous New Year! (New Year's greeting)
transliteration (rendering phonetic value, e.g. of English words in Chinese characters) / characters giving phonetic value of Chinese word or name (when the correct characters may be unknown) / transcription (linguistics) / to transcribe phonetic symbols
International Labor Day (May Day)
to have all one's wishes (idiom) / best wishes / all the best / may all your hopes be fulfilled
long vacation / refers to one week national holiday in PRC starting 1st May and 1st Oct
can still be considered (to be...) / may after all be accepted as
to take a lot of trouble (over sb or sth) / may I trouble you (to do sth)
fourth of May, cf 五四運動|五四运动, national renewal movement that started with 4th May 1919 protest against the Treaty of Versailles
tea egg (egg boiled with flavorings which may include black tea)
plait / braid / pigtail / a mistake or shortcoming that may be exploited by an opponent / handle / CL: , 條|条
HSK 6
(honorific) May I ask?
period of time (may be months, or mere seconds) / spare time / skill / labor / effort
may I offer a bit of advice
Youth Day (May 4th), PRC national holiday for youths of 14 and upwards
great intelligence may appear to be stupidity (idiom)
May Fourth Movement / Chinese national renewal movement that started with 4th May 1919 protest against the Treaty of Versailles
Illness enters by the mouth (idiom). Mind what you eat! / fig. A loose tongue may cause a lot of trouble.
Dear Sirs / To Whom It May Concern
Sichuan great earthquake, the magnitude 8 earthquake of May 2008 at Wenchuan 汶川, Sichuan, that killed more than 80,000 people / same as 四川大地震
cannot maintain (sth) / unable to keep / more likely than not / may well
Xiaoman or Lesser Full Grain, 8th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 21st May-5th June
"Mr Science", phrase used during the May 4th Movement 五四運動|五四运动 / abbr. for 賽因斯|赛因斯 / see also 德先生
Lixia or Start of Summer, 7th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 5th-20th May
lit. (may you) have abundance year after year / (an auspicious saying for the Lunar New Year)
lit. (may the) five blessings descend upon this home (namely: longevity, wealth, health, virtue, and a natural death) / (an auspicious saying for the Lunar New Year)
a clever person may become the victim of his own ingenuity (idiom); cleverness may overreach itself / too smart for one's own good
to spend effort / to take trouble / May I trouble you to...? (as part of polite request) / Please would you mind...?
what is your surname? / (May I ask) your surname?
"Mr Democracy", phrase used during the May 4th Movement 五四運動|五四运动 / abbr. for 德謨克拉西|德谟克拉西 / see also 賽先生|赛先生
lit. lotus roots may break, but the fiber remains joined (idiom); lovers part, but still long for one another
may you enjoy boundless longevity (idiom) / long may you live
Trouble issues from the mouth (idiom). A loose tongue may cause a lot of trouble.
lit. don't fight, won't make friends (idiom); an exchange of blows may lead to friendship / no discord, no concord
anti-imperialist movement of 30th May 1925, involving general strike esp. in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong etc
Live as long as the Zhongnan Mountains! (idiom) / Long may you live!
What (noble errand) brings you here? / May I help you? / What can I do for you?
The sparrow may be small but all its vital organs are there (idiom). / small but complete in every detail
in Daoism, astral wind on which immortals may ride / strong wind
a flower may blossom again, but a person cannot get young again (proverb)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *笐* | 笐* | *笐
bamboos placed across wooden frames on which grain may be stored in damp climates
(old) to stand up (after kowtowing) / You may rise.
not necessarily / may not turn out to be / maybe not
(colloquial) whatever / come what may
(formal) you may dispense with curtseying
lit. an old steed in the stable still aspires to gallop 1000 miles (idiom); fig. old people may still cherish high aspirations
Guyu or Grain Rain, 6th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 20th April-4th May
my presumptuous request (humble expr.); if I may be so bold to ask a favor
may your happiness be as immense as the East Sea (idiom)
May Day / International Labor Day (May 1)
May you have peace year after year (New Year's greeting)
a wrong repeated becomes right (idiom); a lie or an error passed on for a long time may be taken for the truth
Book of Music, said to be one of the Six Classics lost after Qin's burning of the books in 212 BC, but may simply refer to Book of Songs 詩經|诗经
business is auspicious / conventional greeting at the foot of a letter: May your business go well!
fortune as unpredictable as the weather, every day may bring fortune or calamity (idiom); sth unexpected may happen at any moment
school for cadres / May 7 Cadre School 五七幹校|五七干校
may I ask
only the official is allowed to light the fire / Gods may do what cattle may not / quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi
return what you borrowed on time, you may borrow again next time (idiom)
May 7 Cadre School (forcing educated people into re-education and peasant labor during Cultural Revolution) / abbr. for 五七幹部學校|五七干部学校
a financial loss may prevent disaster (idiom)
lit. don't sit under the eaves (where tiles may fall from the roof) (idiom); fig. keep out of danger
Illness enters by the mouth, trouble comes out by the mouth (idiom). A loose tongue may cause a lot of trouble.
abbr. for 五卅運動|五卅运动, The May Thirtieth Movement (1925)
Qing emergency cabinet set up in May 1911 to confront the Xinhai rebels
it may be said
backscratcher (made from bamboo etc) / (may also refer to other products that are of benefit to old people, such as padded cloth shoes, mobility tricycle etc)
an ant hole may cause the collapse of a great dike (idiom) / huge damage may result from a moment's negligence
Help others, and others may help you (idiom).
joy depresses one's qi vital breath / an excess of joy may lead to sluggishness of vital energy (TCM)
lit. idly poke a stick in the mud and it grows into a tree to shade you / (fig.) unintentional actions may bring unexpected success / also written 無心插柳柳成蔭|无心插柳柳成荫
a great hero may appear timid (idiom); the really brave person remains level-headed
lit. don't tie your shoelaces in a melon patch, and don't adjust your hat under a plum tree (idiom) / fig. don't do anything that might arouse suspicion / innocent acts may be misconstrued
May Fourth Movement / Chinese national renewal movement that started with 4th May 1919 protest against the Treaty of Versailles
the wise may appear stupid (idiom); a genius not appreciated in his own time
may you live a long and happy life together (wedding greeting)
don't fight, won't make friends (idiom); an exchange of blows may lead to friendship
a great hero may appear timid, the wise may appear stupid (idiom); the general public may not recognize great talent
Han dynasty name for countries in far West / may refer to Silk Road states or Alexandria or the Roman empire

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