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Grammar: Modal verbs


ㄐㄧㄤ  文will, shallfuture tense
ㄏㄨㄟˋcan, willknow how to, future tense
ㄋㄥˊcan, maybe able to, be allowed to
可以ㄎㄜˇˇcan, maybe able to, be allowed to
ㄒㄧㄤˇwould likethink about to
ㄎㄣˇwantbe ready to
想要ㄒㄧㄤˇ ㄧㄠˋwantintent to
ㄧㄠˋwant, shallneed to, be going to
应该ㄧㄥ  ㄍㄞ should, mustought to, be expected to
ㄉㄟˇ 话musthave to
必须ㄅㄧˋ ㄒㄩ  文musthave to


不将ㄅㄨˋ ㄐㄧㄤ  文won't, shall notfuture tense
不会ㄅㄨˊ ㄏㄨㄟˋcan'tdon't know how to,
future tense
不能ㄅㄨˋ ㄋㄥˊcan'tbe not able to
不可以ㄅㄨˋ ㄎㄜˇˇcan't, mustn'tbe not allowed to
不想ㄅㄨˋ ㄒㄧㄤˇwouldn't likedon't think about to
不肯ㄅㄨˋ ㄎㄣˇdon't wantbe not ready to
不想要ㄅㄨˋ ㄒㄧㄤˇ ㄧㄠˋdon't wantdon't intent to
不要ㄅㄨˊ ㄧㄠˋdon't, shouldn'tbe expected not to
不应该ㄅㄨˋ ㄧㄥ  ㄍㄞ shouldn'tdon't ought to
不用ㄅㄨˊ ㄩㄥˋdon't need tobe not necessary to
不必ㄅㄨˊ ㄅㄧˋdon't need todon't have to