Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

huò míngnián

  1. huò conjunction or / either / else
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (Guoyu '或' conj; Unihan '或')
  2. huò adverb maybe / perhaps / might / possibly
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 也许 (Guoyu '或' adv; Kroll '或' a; Unihan '或')
  3. huò pronoun some / someone
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 或 may be used in Literary Chinese in this sense to indicate one or more from a set of things (Guoyu '或' pronoun 1; Kroll '或'; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 134). For example, 或百步而後止,或五十步而後止。'Some run a hundred paces and stop; some run fifty paces and stop.' (Mengzi: 1.3/1/23, translation by Legge)
  4. míngnián adverb suddenly
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '或' b)

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷十二 志第二 天文中 Volume 12 Treatises 2: Astronomy Part Two 94
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十七 Scroll 17 66
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷21 志第16 天文下 Volume 21 Treatises 16: Astronomy 3 66
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百六十七 志第一百二十 職官七 Volume 167 Treatises 120: Offical Posts 7 54
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百五十六 志第一百〇九 選舉二 Volume 156 Treatises 109: Selection and appointment of Officials 2 51
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷20 志第15 天文中 Volume 20 Treatises 15: Astronomy 2 51
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十八 Scroll 18 48
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷二十六 志第六: 禮儀六 Volume 26 Treatises 6: Rites 6 48
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百五十八 志第一百十一 選舉四 Volume 158 Treatises 111: Selection and appointment of Officials 4 46
Bamboo Annals 《竹書紀年》 魏紀 Records of the Wei 45