Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

fēi

  1. fēi adverb not / non- / un-
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: The pattern 非…不… is a pattern of double negation commonly used to emphasize a point.
  2. fēi noun Kangxi radical 175
    Domain: Radicals 部首
    Notes: Not (ABC back cover; GHC p. 7)
  3. fēi adjective untruthful
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Morality 道德
  4. fēi adjective contrary to
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
  5. fēi verb not / to not have
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Negative copula used in noun predication in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 106). For example, 非我也,歲也。'It is not owing to me; it is owing to the year.' (Mengzi 1.3/2/8, translation by Legge)
  6. fēi verb to violate / to be contrary to
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
  7. fēi verb to blame / to rebuke
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 非难 in this sense.
  8. fēi verb to hate / to detest
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 讨厌 in this sense.
  9. fēi verb to ridicule / to mock
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 讥刺 in this sense.
  10. fēi verb to slander
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 诽 in this sense.
  11. fēi verb to avoid
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 躲开 in this sense.
  12. fēi verb must
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 必须 in this sense.
  13. fēi noun an error
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 错误 in this sense.
  14. fēi noun a problem / a question
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 问题 in this sense.
  15. fēi adjective evil
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Morality 道德
    Notes: Synonymous with 邪 in this sense.
  16. fēi preposition besides / except / unless
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Synonymous with 除了 in this sense. 非 in this sense acts in a subordinating function in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 154).

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 57
Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷十一 齊俗訓 Chapter 11: Combining Customs 54
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十 志第十 禮中 Volume 20 Treatises 10: Rites Part Two 53
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷二十一 趙四 Chapter 21: Zhao IV 52
Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷二十 泰族訓 Chapter 20: superior Lineage 49
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 46
Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷十三 氾論訓 Chapter 13: Overflowing Discussions 44
Bamboo Annals 《竹書紀年》 魏紀 Records of the Wei 42
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷二十 趙三 Chapter 20: Zhao III 42
Xunzi 《荀子》 儒效篇第八 Chapter 8: The Achievements of the Confucians 40