Shift #23

to get, obtain → can, to be able

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Type Polysemy
Language Vietnamese
Lexeme được
Meaning 1 to acquire, to get, to obtain, to receive được thượng
"to get a prize"
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Meaning 2 to can, to be able ("in combination with the verb stems, denotes the ability or suitability of an object to the intended action") việc này làm được; nó làm được việc này
"This work can be done, he is able to do this work."
Reference Ošanin, Vũ Đăng Ất 1961 202
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Type Polysemy
Language Karakalpak
Lexeme ал- (al-)
Meaning 1 to take; to get, to obtain хат алдым (xat aldım)
"I got a letter"
Direction
Meaning 2 to be able кире аласаң (kire alasań), ислей алмайсаң (isley almaysań)
"you can enter, you will not be able to do it"
Reference Baskakov 1958 34
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Type Polysemy
Language Kyrghyz
Lexeme ал- (al-)
Meaning 1 to take, to get, to obtain, to buy, to purchase кат алдым (kat aldьm)
"I received a letter"
Direction
Meaning 2 to be able чыга аламын (cьga alamьn), окуй албадым (okuj albadьm)
"I will be able to get out, I could not read"
Reference Judaxin 1965 43
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