Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

gǒu

  1. gǒu adverb in a sordid way
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
  2. gǒu verb be careless of
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 苟 is a full verb in this sense (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 152). For example, 無曰苟矣。Do not say, ' This is of little importance.' (Shijing 256/6, translation by Legge)
  3. gǒu conjunction if
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 苟 is a subordinating sense (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 152). For example, 苟為善,後世子孫必有王者矣。'If you do good, among your descendants, in after generations, there shall be one who will attain to the royal dignity.' (Mengzi: 2.14/12/26, translation by Legge)

Contained in

苟得一丝不苟宁持戒而舍生命不破戒法而苟活不苟苟且偷安

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 20
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷一百一十三 載記第十三 苻堅上 Volume 113 Records 13: Fu Jian Part One 17
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷六十一 列傳第三十一 周浚 成公簡 苟晞 華軼 劉喬 Volume 61 Biographies 31: Zhou Jun; Cheng Gongjian; Gou Xi; Hua Die; Liu Qiao 14
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 13
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷五 帝紀第五 孝懷帝 孝愍帝 Volume 5 Annals 5: Emperor Huai; Emperor Min 12
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《子路第十三》 Commentary on Zi Lu XIII 12
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷四十 Scroll 40 11
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷8 世宗紀 Volum 8 Annals: Shizong (Emperor Xuanwu) 10
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二十五 魏書二十五 辛毗楊阜高堂隆傳 Volume 25: Book of Wei 25 - Biographies of Xin Pi, Yang Fu, and Gaotang Long 10
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷三十二 Scroll 32 10