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 , 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 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)

Contained in

  • 年初 beginning of the year
  • 最初 first / outset / start
  • 初步 initial / preliminary / tentative
  • 初一 first day of lunar month ; the first year of middle school / seventh grade
  • 初级(初級) junior / primary
  • 初中 junior high school / middle school
  • 当初(當初) at that time / originally
  • 初期 initial stage / beginning period
  • 起初 at first / at the outset
  • 初始 initial / first
  • 初次 first / first time / primary / tentative
  • 初审(初審) preliminary trial / preliminary investigation
  • 初夜 early evening ; wedding night
  • 初版 first edition ; to be first published
  • 初字 a courtesy title
  • 初等 primary / elementary
  • 初生 newborn / nascent / primary
  • 初日分 morning
  • 初八 eighth day of a lunar month ; seventh day of the lunar month
  • 初九 ninth day of the lunar month
  • 初十 tenth day of the lunar month
  • 初秋 early autumn
  • 初二 second day of the lunar month ; the second year of middle school / eighth grade
  • 初三 third day of the lunar month ; the third year of middle school / ninth grade
  • 初四 fourth day of the lunar month
  • 初五 fifth day of the lunar month
  • 初六 sixth day of the lunar month
  • 初七 seventh day of the lunar month
  • 初八 eighth day of a lunar month ; seventh day of the lunar month
  • 初二 second day of the lunar month ; the second year of middle school / eighth grade
  • 初三 third day of the lunar month ; the third year of middle school / ninth grade
  • 初年 early years ; the first spring month

Also contained in

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