Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

guāi

  1. guāi adjective obedient / well-behaved
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
  2. guāi adjective clever
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Thought 思想
  3. guāi verb to separate
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
  4. guāi verb to be isolated / to be disconnected
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
  5. guāi adjective not smoothly
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
  6. guāi adjective sinister / vicious / wicked / evil
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 乖 is the same as 邪恶.

Contained in

乖巧乖离乖觉乖忤学乖乖谬乖僻乖顺乖迕乖违

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷二十六 志第六: 禮儀六 Volume 26 Treatises 6: Rites 6 13
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷十三 志第三 歷下 Volume 13 Treatises 3: Calendar 2 12
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷二十一 志第一: 禮儀一 Volume 21 Treatises 1: Rites 1 11
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷21上 獻文六王上 Volume 21a: Emperor Xianwen's Six Princes 1 11
Book of Southern Qi 《南齊書》 卷九 志第一 禮上 Volume 9 Treatises 1: Rituals 1 9
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷五十六 Scroll 56 8
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷17 志第12 律曆中 Volume 17 Treatises 12: Measures and the Calendar 2 8
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷111 刑罰志七 Volume 111 Treatise 7: Criminal Punishment 8
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷二十六 Scroll 26 7
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷一百三十九 列傳第八十九: 陸贄 Volume 139 Biographies 89: Lu Zhi 7

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
乖乱 乖亂 諸侯乖亂 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 11
乖异 乖異 乖異 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《表‧三代世表》 Tables - Genealogical Table of the Three Ages 6
乖悖 乖悖 言種類不乖悖 Xunzi 《荀子》 非相篇第五 Chapter 5: Do not Judge by Appearances 5
乖枥 乖櫪 初雖似乖戾 Xunzi 《荀子》 臣道篇第十三 Chapter 13: The Way of the Statesman 5
政乖 政乖 其政乖 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 序 Preface 5
匈奴乖 匈奴乖 遭值匈奴乖亂 Book of Han 《漢書》 卷八 宣帝紀 Volume 8: Annals of Emperor Xuan 4
君臣乖 君臣乖 君臣乖心 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷六 覽冥訓 Chapter 6: Observing the Obscure 4
实乖 實乖 實乖正道 Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四十六 郭陳列傳 Volume 46: Biographies of Guo, Chen 3
大义乖 大義乖 七十子喪而大義乖 Book of Han 《漢書》 卷三十 兿文志 Volume 30: Treatise on Literature 3
乖计 乖計 乖計 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《朝鮮列傳》 Treatise on Korea 2