Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

chū

  1. chū adverb at first / at the beginning / initially
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Process 过程
    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 '初' 1; NCCED '初' 1; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 11).
  2. chū prefix used to prefix numbers
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Affixes 附类
    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 , Subdomain: Affixes 附类
    Notes: For example, 初年 'early years' (CED '初' 2; Kroll '初' 2; NCCED '初' 2; Sun 2006, loc. 691)
  4. chū adverb just now
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '初' 3)
  5. chū particle thereupon
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '初' 4)
  6. chū adverb an intensifying adverb
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '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)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷30 志第25 地理中 Volume 30 Treatises 25: Geography 2 384
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷29 志第24 地理上 Volume 29 Treatises 24: Geography 1 310
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷31 志第26 地理下 Volume 31 Treatises 26: Geography 3 277
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷三十三 志第十三: 曆二 Volume 33 Treatises 13: Calendar 2 127
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷五十三 志第五:  曆二 Volume 53 Treatises 6: Calendar 2 123
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷三十四 志第十四: 曆三 Volume 34 Treatises 14: Calendar 3 113
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷五十八 志第十:  地理一 Volume 58 Treatises 11: Geography 1 112
History of Song 《宋史》 卷七十五 志第二十八 律曆八 Volume 75 Treatises 28: Measures and Calendar 8 106
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷17 志第12 律曆中 Volume 17 Treatises 12: Measures and the Calendar 2 96
New Book of Tang 《新唐書》 卷二十七上   志第十七上  曆三上 Volume 27a Treatises 18: Calendar 3a 90