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 kě yǐ can / may / possible / able to / not bad / pretty good
 kě néng might (happen) / possible / probable / possibility / probability / maybe / perhaps / CL:個|个[ge4]
 yǒu kě néng possible / probable / possibly / probably / may / might
 dé liǎo (emphatically, in rhetorical questions) possible
 jǐn kuài as quickly as possible / as soon as possible / with all speed
 jìn liàng as much as possible / to the greatest extent
 jǐn liàng as much as possible / to the greatest extent
 néng fǒu whether or not / can it or can't it / is it possible?
 néng bù néng can or cannot? / Is it possible? / Can we do it?
 jǐn kě néng as far as possible / to do one's utmost
 wú lùn rú hé whatever the case / in any event / no matter what / by all possible means
 mò fēi can it be possible that / could it be
 kě fǒu is it possible or not?
 qiān fāng bǎi jì lit. thousand ways, a hundred plans (idiom) / by every possible means
 jǐn zǎo as early as possible
 bǎi bān in hundred and one ways / in every possible way / by every means
 jí zǎo at the earliest possible time / as soon as possible
 huì fǒu can or cannot / is it possible?
 xiǎng fāng shè fǎ to think up every possible method (idiom) / to devise ways and means / to try this, that and the other
 nán bù chéng Is it possible that ... ?
 cóng sù (to do sth) with dispatch / as soon as possible
 wú wēi bù zhì in every possible way (idiom) / meticulous
 chèn zǎo as soon as possible / at the first opportunity / the sooner the better / before it's too late
 huì can / to be possible / to be able to / will / to be likely to / to be sure to / to assemble / to meet / to gather / to see / union / group / association / CL:個|个[ge4] / a moment (Taiwan pr. for this sense is [hui3])
 jìn shàn jìn měi perfect (idiom) / perfection / the best of all possible worlds / as good as it gets
 wú kě jiù yào lit. no antidote is possible (idiom) / incurable / incorrigible / beyond redemption
 bèi zhì to the utmost / in every possible way
 jìn sù as quick as possible
 qí yì ambiguity / several possible meanings
 kuài mǎ jiā biān to spur the horse to full speed (idiom) / to go as fast as possible
 hán xīn rú kǔ to suffer every possible torment (idiom) / bitter hardship / to bear one's cross
 bù shí zhī xū a possible period of want or need
 tǐ tiē rù wēi to show every possible consideration (idiom) / meticulous care
 hǎo shuō dǎi shuō to try one's very best to persuade sb (idiom) / to reason with sb in every way possible
 gǎn zǎo as soon as possible / at the first opportunity / the sooner the better / before it's too late
 kāi zú mǎ lì to accelerate at full power (idiom) / at full speed / fig. to work as hard as possible
 shēng mìng zài yú yùn dòng life is motion (popular saying with many possible interpretations) / Physical effort is vital for our bodies to function (Aristotle). / Life derives from physical exercise.
 jí yǒu kě néng extremely possible / probable
 sān shí liù jì The Thirty-Six Stratagems, a Chinese essay used to illustrate a series of stratagems used in politics, war, and in civil interaction / all the possible schemes and stratagems
 zuò hǎo zuò dǎi to persuade using all possible arguments (idiom) / to act good cop and bad cop in turn
 kè jǐ fù lǐ restrain yourself and return to the rites (idiom, from Analects) / to subdue self and observe proprieties / (any number of possible translations)
 dé ráo rén chù qiě ráo rén where it is possible to let people off, one should spare them (idiom) / anyone can make mistakes, forgive them when possible
 yè jīng yú qín mastery of study lies in diligence (idiom). You can only master a subject by assiduous study. / Excellence in work is only possible with diligence. / Practice makes perfect.
 bǎi bān fèng chéng to fawn upon sb in every possible way
 Shùn rì Yáo tiān sage Emperors Shun and Yao rule every day (idiom) / all for the best in the best of all possible worlds
 Shùn rì Yáo nián sage Emperors Shun and Yao rule every day (idiom) / all for the best in the best of all possible worlds
 qīn shū guì jiàn close and distant, rich and poor (idiom) / everyone / all possible relations
退 jìn tuì zhōng shéng to advance or retreat, each has its rules (idiom from Zhuangzi) / many translations are possible
退 jìn tuì yǒu cháng to advance or retreat, each has its rules (idiom from Zhuangzi) / many translations are possible
 tǐ xù rù wēi to emphasize down to last detail (idiom) / to show every possible consideration / meticulous care
 sù zhàn sù jué a blitzkrieg strategy (idiom) / to resolve sth in the shortest time possible / to get sth done quickly
怀 guān huái bèi zhì the utmost care (idiom) / to look after sb in every possible way
 bǎo bu qí more likely than not / quite possible / on the cards
 bèi ér bù yòng have sth ready just in case / keep sth for possible future use
 qiú hǎo xīn qiè to demand the highest standards of sb (or oneself) (idiom) / to strive to achieve the best possible results / to be a perfectionist
 bù qiú yǒu gōng , dàn qiú wú guò lit. not aiming to achieve the best possible result, but rather trying to avoid making mistakes (idiom) / fig. to take a risk-averse approach
 bǎo bù dìng more likely than not / quite possible / on the cards
 tǎng néng rú cǐ if it is possible (idiom)
 jí zǎo as soon as possible
 kě gōng jūn yòng having possible military application
 kě cāo zuò de yì shù the art of the possible (Bismarck on politics)
 kě tōng passable / possible to reach
 āi quàn to persuade by all possible means / to implore
 huí guō yóu to use the same oil repeatedly for deep frying (a possible health hazard)
 Wèi Liáo Wei Lao (c. 450 BC, dates of birth and death unknown), advisor to the first Qin emperor Qin Shihuang 秦始皇[Qin2 Shi3 huang2], possible author of the Wei Liaozi 尉繚子|尉缭子[Wei4 Liao2 zi5] text on military strategy
 zǎo zǎo r as soon as possible / as early as one can
 yǒu biān r to be likely or possible / to begin to take shape / to be likely to succeed
 mǎn fān under full sail / going as fast as possible
 mǎn duò on full rudder / turning as sharply as possible
 yíng móu to do business / to manage / to strive for / to use every possible means (toward a goal)
 tuō pí diào ròu lit. to shed skin, drop flesh / to work as hard as possible / to work one's butt off
 xiá tiào to stretch one's sight as far as possible
 xiàng duì xiàng to meet a possible marriage partner
 yī kǒu chī ge pàng zi lit. to want to get fat with only one mouthful (proverb) / fig. to try to achieve one's goal in the shortest time possible / to be impatient for success
 zhèng nú "a slave to certificates", sb who does one's utmost to obtain as many certificates as possible so to be more employable
 dǎ zǎo earlier / long ago / as soon as possible
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