Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

未能 wèinéng

wèinéng verb to fail to
Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
Notes: (Guoyu '未能'; CC-CEDICT '未能')

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
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 11
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《留侯世家》 House of Marquis of Liu 8
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷三十五 Scroll 35 7
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷三十四 Scroll 34 7
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷19 志第14 天文上 Volume 19 Treatises 14: Astronomy 1 6
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷17 志第12 律曆中 Volume 17 Treatises 12: Measures and the Calendar 2 6
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷五十五 列傳第二十五 夏侯湛 潘岳 張載 Volume 55 Biographies 25: Xiahou Zhan; Pan Yue; Zhang Zai 6
History of Song 《宋史》 卷四百二十九 列傳第一百八十八 道學三 朱熹 張栻 Volume 429 Biographies 188: Taoist Scholars 3 - Zhu Xi, Zhang Shi 6
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷三十五 蜀書五 諸葛亮傳 Volume 35: Book of Shu 5 - Biography of Zhuge Liang 5
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《中庸》 The State of Equilibrium and Harmony, also known as the Doctrine of the Mean 5

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
曰未能 曰未能 曰未能從宗廟社稷之事也 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 6
未能行 未能行 未能行之者矣 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷十六 說山訓 Chapter 16: A Mountain of Persuasion 5
未能治天下 未能治天下 未能治天下 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《呂太后本紀》Annals of Empress Dowager Lü 3
未能用 未能用 未能用周禮 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧秦‧蒹葭 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qin - Jian Jia 3
未能决 未能決 猶豫未能決 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《張儀列傳》 Biography of Zhang Yi 3
未能一 未能一 丘未能一焉 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《中庸》 The State of Equilibrium and Harmony, also known as the Doctrine of the Mean 3
战未能 戰未能 連戰未能下 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 2
尧未能 堯未能 堯未能舉 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors 2
未能言 未能言 夫差未能言冠而欲冠也 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 哀公 Lord Ai 2
固未能 固未能 固未能自必 Garden of Stories 《說苑》 卷十 敬慎 Chapter 10: Being Reverent and Catious 2