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ruò rě

  1. ruò verb to seem / to be like / as
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Middle Chinese: nyak; 若 was used as a verb in this sense, as well as other senses, in literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 90; Kroll '若' 1; GHC '若' 5).
  2. ruò conjunction for example
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
  3. ruò conjunction if
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 若 is used as a subordinating conjunction in this sense in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 90, 150; Kroll '若' 2; GHC '若' 9).
  4. ruò pronoun you
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 若 was also used as a singular second person pronoun in Classical Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 77; Kroll '若' 6; GHC '若' 7).
  5. ruò pronoun this / that
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '若' 4; GHC '若' 8)
  6. ruò conjunction and / or
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '若' 8; GHC '若' 10, 11, 12, 13)
  7. ruò conjunction as for / pertaining to
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '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 '若' rě 1).
  9. noun pomegranite
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文 , Concept: Fruit 水果
    Notes: As in 若榴 rěliu (Kroll '若' rě 2)
  10. ruò verb to choose
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 选择 (GHC '若' 1)
  11. ruò verb to agree / to accord with / to conform to
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    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 '若' 2; GHC '若' 2).
  12. ruò adverb thus
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 若 was used sometimes as an adverb in this sense in preclassical Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 90).
  13. ruò noun pollia
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文 , Concept: Herb 香草
    Notes: The name of the herb 杜若 (Kroll '若' 9; GHC '若' 3)
  14. ruò noun Ruo
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文 , Concept: Deity 神
    Notes: The name of the sea god (GHC '若' 4)
  15. ruò adverb only then
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 乃 or 才(GHC '若' 14)

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《女部》 Nǚ Radical 31
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《徐無鬼》 Xu Wu-gui 30
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《司馬相如列傳》 Biography of Sima Xiangru 29
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《天官書》 Astronomy 29
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《卷七‧木部》 Scroll 7, Mù Radical 29
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies 27
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men 27
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《走部》 Zǒu Radical 26
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《玉部》 Yù Radical 22
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 22

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
君子 5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
7. 《述而》 Shu Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
8. 《泰伯》 Tai Bo in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
11. 《先進》 Xian Jin in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 10
兄弟宗族 《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
反而 《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 11
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 15
《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 8
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 27
刀刃 《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 27
仲尼 《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 10
嚴客 Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 3
《釋詁》 Explanation of Old Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋言》 Explanation of Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 2
《釋器》 Explanation of Utensils in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋天》 Explanation of Heaven in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋魚》 Explanation of Fish in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 4
《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 9