What are red words?
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing.These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are morefrequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
- 1have the ability or means to do something
- a.to have the necessary ability, knowledge, money, or equipment to do something
"Can you swim?" "No I can't."
Ingrid could play the violin by the time she was six.
The machine can translate simple messages into 24 different languages.
They couldn't afford to pay for a nice funeral.
The U.N. has promised to help as much as it can.
- 2used for saying what is possible
- 7[usually in negatives or questions] spoken used with verbs such as "say," "imagine," or "believe" when you are telling someone about a situation and you want to emphasize how strongly you feel about it
I can't tell you how relieved I am to know that everyone is safe.
You can guess how I felt when he said I was too old.
I can't believe she told him that.
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This is the American English definition of can. View British English definition of can.