Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

反而 fǎnér

fǎnér adverb instead / rather
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Correlative 关联词
Notes: This adverb is often used as a connecting word in the main clause of subordinate complex sentences to express that something is counter to the norm (CC-CEDICT '反而'; Guoyu '反而')

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》 《離婁章句下》 Commentary on Li Lou II 4
Mencius 《孟子》 離婁下 Li Lou II 3
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《公孫丑章句上》 Commentary on Gong Sun Chou I 3
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 3
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷二十四 魏三 Chapter 24: Wei III 3
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷五十五 Scroll 55 3
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《告子章句上》 Commentary on Gaozi I 2
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《子罕第九》 Commentary on Zi Han IX 2
Han Feizi 《韓非子》 內儲說上七術第三十 Chapter 30: A Collection of Sayings I 2
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 2