"Can dogs dream?"
March 13, 2018
For innate abilities you use 会. 能 (or 可以) is used to say that something is (im)possible due to outside factors (可以 has a somewhat greater tendency to imply permission/prohibition specifically). For example:
- 我不会开车。"I can't (= don't have the ability to) drive."
- 这里不能开车。"[You] can't drive here (maybe it's prohibited or maybe there is not enough space)."
- 这里不可以开车。"It's not allowed to drive here."