Decoded Slug: 会 (huì) - Can/Know how to (skill)

Mandarin Grammar Point
会 (huì) - Can/Know how to (skill)

会 (huì) - Can/Know how to (skill)

Short explanation:

Used to express someone's ability or skill to do something, or possibility of something happening in the future.

Formation:

Subject + 会 + Verb + Rest of the sentence

Examples:

你会说英语吗?如果你会的话,我们可以用英语交流。
Nǐ huì shuō Yīngyǔ ma? Rúguǒ nǐ huì dehuà, wǒmen kěyǐ yòng Yīngyǔ jiāoliú.
Can you speak English? If you can, we can communicate in English.
我弟弟会游泳,所以他每周都去游泳馆练习。
Wǒ dìdì huì yóuyǒng, suǒyǐ tā měi zhōu dōu qù yóuyǒngguǎn liànxí.
My younger brother can swim, so he goes to the swimming pool to practice every week.
他不会开车,所以只能坐公共汽车去上班。
Tā bù huì kāichē, suǒyǐ zhǐ néng zuò gōnggòng qìchē qù shàngbān.
He can't drive, so he can only take the bus to work.
我猜明天会下雨,因为我看到了天气预报。
Wǒ cāi míngtiān huì xià yǔ, yīnwèi wǒ kàn dàole tiānqì yùbào.
I guess it will rain tomorrow, because I have seen the weather forecast.

Long explanation:

The Mandarin Chinese word '会 (huì)' can be used to denote one's capability, skill or knowledge to do a specific action. It can also be used to express the possibility of an event occurring in the future. It is frequently used in the sentence structures to mean 'can' or 'know how to' in English. Note that it is used for skills and knowledge, not physical ability.
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