Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

  1. adverb certainly / must / will / necessarily
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 必 is used as an adverb before verbs and noun predicates in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 122). For example, 是故君子有大道,必忠信以得之 'Thus we see that the sovereign [junzi] has a great course to pursue. He must show entire self-devotion and sincerity to attain it.' (Book of Rites, Great Learning 《禮記‧大學》, trans. by Legge 1885)
  2. auxiliary verb must
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 必 is used as an auxiliary verb in this sense in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 122).

Contained in

必须必然必要必不可少必将不必必定必修必需何必未必势必务必必得忽必烈必备不必定入定入印经必然性必邪聚必要条件必需品必要性生活必需品必然结果

Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 121
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 110
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 56
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 52
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 定公 Lord Ding 46
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 哀公 Lord Ai 45
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《蘇秦列傳》 Biography of Su Qin 43
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 36
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《鄉黨第十》 Commentary on Xiang Dang X 36
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《魏世家》 House of Wei 36