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What does 不 at the end of a sentence mean?

For example,

更新速度可以快点不

The context is somebody complaining about updating site content so slow.

Does it mean "Can update speed be quicker" ?

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    cf。"现代汉语词典":不(4)(方)用在句末表示疑问,跟反复问句的作用相等:他现在身体好~?Note "(方)"which may explain absence in most Chinese grammars. – user6065 Nov 6 '16 at 16:36
  • I have always thought it means "or not?" – joehua Jul 28 at 9:50
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yes, your translation is right.

可以…不 ~= 可不可以…

Usually used to form an alternative question.

可以快点不~=可不可以快点? 这个可以吃不~=这个可不可以吃? Is this eatable?

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