ruò

  1. ruò verb to seem / to be like / as
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Middle Chinese: nyak; 若 was used as a verb in this sense, as well as other senses, in literary Chinese (ABC 'ruò' 若 v; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 90; Kroll 2015 '若' 1; GHC '若' 5).
  2. ruò adverb seemingly
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (ABC 'ruò' 若 adv)
  3. ruò conjunction if
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 若 is used as a subordinating conjunction in this sense in Literary Chinese (ABC 'ruò' 若 conj; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 90, 150; Kroll 2015 '若' 2; GHC '若' 9).
  4. ruò pronoun you
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 若 was also used as a singular second person pronoun in Classical Chinese (ABC 'ruò' 若 pronoun; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 77; Kroll 2015 '若' 6; GHC '若' 7).
  5. ruò pronoun this / that
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '若' 4; GHC '若' 8)
  6. ruò conjunction and / or
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '若' 8; GHC '若' 10, 11, 12, 13)
  7. ruò conjunction as for / pertaining to
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '若' 5)
  8. phonetic re
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Used in transliteration of Indian terms, such as 般若波羅蜜 Bōrěbōluómì 'Prajñāpāramitā' (Kroll 2015 '若' rě 1).
  9. noun pomegranite
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Fruit 水果
    Notes: As in 若榴 rěliu (Kroll 2015 '若' rě 2)
  10. ruò verb to choose
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 选择 (GHC '若' 1)
  11. ruò verb to agree / to accord with / to conform to
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 若 was used sometimes in this sense in preclassical Chinese. This sense is similar in meaning to 顺从 (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 90; Kroll 2015 '若' 2; GHC '若' 2).
  12. ruò adverb thus
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 若 was used sometimes as an adverb in this sense in preclassical Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 90).
  13. ruò noun pollia
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Herb 香草
    Notes: The name of the herb 杜若 (Kroll 2015 '若' 9; GHC '若' 3)
  14. ruò noun Ruo
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Deity 神
    Notes: The name of the sea god (GHC '若' 4)
  15. ruò adverb only then
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 乃 or 才(GHC '若' 14)

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