chū

  1. chū adverb at first / at the beginning / initially
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: 初 is used in both Literary Chinese as Modern Chinese in this sense and is often used at the start of a sentence (CED '初' 1; Kroll 2015 '初' 1; NCCED '初' 1; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 11).
  2. chū prefix used to prefix numbers
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: Especially the first several days of the month in the lunar calendar (NCCED '初' 4)
  3. chū prefix used as a prefix incidating the first time or part of something
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: For example, 初年 'early years' (CED '初' 2; Kroll 2015 '初' 2; NCCED '初' 2; Sun 2006, loc. 691)
  4. chū adverb just now
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '初' 3)
  5. chū particle thereupon
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '初' 4)
  6. chū adverb an intensifying adverb
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '初' 5)
  7. chū adjective rudimentary / elementary
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, 初级 'elementary level' (CED '初' 4; NCCED '初' 6)
  8. chū adjective original
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CED '初' 5; NCCED '初' 3)

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