Decoded Slug: Modal verb 'có thể'

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Modal verb 'có thể'

Modal verb 'có thể'

Short explanation:

Used to express possibility, ability, or permission.


có thể + Verb (action)


Tôi có thể sẽ đi du lịch châu Âu vào năm sau.
I may travel to Europe next year.
Anh ấy có thể nói tiếng Anh một cách lưu loát.
He can speak English fluently.
Tôi có thể sẽ mua một chiếc xe mới trong tương lai gần.
I might buy a new car in the near future.
Bạn có thể sử dụng điện thoại của tôi nếu muốn.
You can use my phone if you want.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese modal verb 'có thể' is used to express situations that are possible or can occur, or denote the ability to do something. In addition, it can also indicate granted permission. It is roughly equivalent to the English modal verbs 'can' and 'may'.

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