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qiǎo

  1. qiǎo adjective opportune / coincidental / as it happens / timely
    Domain: Condition 状况
    Notes: In the sense of 恰好 (GHC '巧' 4; Kroll '巧' 4)
  2. qiǎo adjective beautiful / charming
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 美好 or 美丽 in this sense (GHC '巧' 2; Kroll '巧' 1b)
  3. qiǎo noun acumen / skill
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 技巧 (GHC '巧' 1; Kroll '巧' 1)
  4. qiǎo noun clever / skillful
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: For example, in literary Chinese, 巧詐不如拙誠 'it is better to be simplictically honest than cleverly deceitful'; from Han Feizi's Shuo Lin Shang (DCP 'Q102'; Kroll '巧' 3)
  5. qiǎo verb to cheat
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '巧' 2)
  6. qiǎo bound form agape
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Bound with 巧老 'open and hollow' (Kroll '巧' 5)

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《達生》 The Full Understanding of Life 6
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《太史公自序》 Biographies of Usurers 5
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《萬章章句下》 Commentary on Wan Zhang II 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《汲鄭列傳》 Biographies of Ji and Zheng 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《酷吏列傳》 Biographies of Cruel Officials 4
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《徐無鬼》 Xu Wu-gui 4
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《女部》 Nǚ Radical 3
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men 3
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《手部》 Shǒu Radical 2
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《天道》 The Way of Heaven 2

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
巧言 巧言 巧言 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang 3
淫巧 淫巧 毋或作為淫巧以蕩上心 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months 2

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
15. 《衛靈公》 Wei Ling Gong in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
作為 《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
《禮器》 Rites in the Formation of Character in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《仲尼燕居》 Zhong-ni at Home at Ease in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《表記》 The Record on Example in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
不能 《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
天下 《胠篋》 Cutting open Satchels in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
《天地》 Heaven and Earth in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
為人 《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《孝武本紀》 Annals of the Xiaowu Emperor in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《律書》 Bells in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《卷一‧序》 Scroll 1, Preface in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
便 《言部》 Yán Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《𦘒部》 Niè Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《㓞部》 Qì Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《工部》 Gōng Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 2
《學而第一》 Commentary on Xue Er I in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1
《八佾第三》 Commentary on Ba Yi III in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1