Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

则 (則)

  1. conjunction otherwise / but / however
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In Literary Chinese, may mark an exposed noun phrase for contrast, expressesing contrast with a previous sentence or clause. In this sense, it is found in the pattern 'SUBJECT 则 PREDICATE.' This indicates constrast with a preceding statement (ABCE '則'; FE '則' 4; GHDC '则' 14; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 72).
  2. adverb then
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (ABCE '則'; FE '則' 2; GHDC '则' 9)
  3. measure word measure word for short sections of text
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: In the sense of 条 (FE '則' 3; GHDC '则' 7)
  4. noun a criteria / a norm / a standard / a rule / a law
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 规章 or 法度 (FE '則' 1; GHDC '则' 1)
  5. noun a grade / a level
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 等第 (GHDC '则' 4)
  6. noun an example / a model
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 榜样 or 准则 (GHDC '则' 2)
  7. noun a weighing device
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
  8. verb to grade / to rank
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
  9. verb to copy / to imitate / to follow
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 效法 (FE '則' 5; GHDC '则' 3)
  10. verb to do
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Synonymous with 做 or 作 (GHDC '则' 5)
  11. noun koan / kōan / gong'an
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Subdomain: Chan 禅宗
    Notes: See 舉則
  12. adverb only
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Synonymous with 只 (GHDC '则' 6)
  13. adverb immediately
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Synonymous with 立刻 (GHDC '则' 11)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Daode Jing 《道德經》 Daode Jing 《道德經》 270
History of Song 《宋史》 卷五十一 志第四 天文四 Volume 51 Treatises 4: Astronomy 4 217
History of Song 《宋史》 卷五十 志第三 天文三 Volume 50 Treatises 3: Astronomy 3 202
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷20 志第15 天文中 Volume 20 Treatises 15: Astronomy 2 190
Han Feizi 《韓非子》 解老第二十 Chapter 20: Commentaries on Laozi's Teachings 172
Guanzi 《管子》 形勢解第六十四 Chapter 64: Resolving a Situation 166
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean 165
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 142
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 139
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷四十三 志第二十三: 職官二 Volume 43 Treatises 23: Government Service 2 132