Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

particle expresses question or doubt
Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
Notes: In Literary Chinese, final particle 乎 may turn a sentence into a question (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 139). For example, 賢者亦樂此乎?'Do wise and good princes also find pleasure in these things?' (Mengzi: 1.2/1/11, translation by Legge)

Contained in

几乎似乎不在乎合乎在乎出乎意料介乎关乎热乎乎

Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 221
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 162
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《司馬相如列傳》 Biography of Sima Xiangru 82
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean 82
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷五十五 列傳第二十五 夏侯湛 潘岳 張載 Volume 55 Biographies 25: Xiahou Zhan; Pan Yue; Zhang Zai 82
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies 80
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 77
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 哀公 Lord Ai 65
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《雜篇‧庚桑楚》 Miscellaneous Chapters - Geng-sang Chu 61
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 60