Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

  1. particle expresses question or doubt
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In Literary Chinese, final particle 乎 may turn a sentence into a question (Guoyu '乎' particle 1; Rouzer 2007, p. 38; 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)
  2. preposition in
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Guoyu '乎' preposition; Rouzer 2007, p. 38)
  3. particle marks a return question
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Marks a question that is a response to another question, used at the end of a sentence (Guoyu '乎' particle 2)
  4. particle marks a beckoning tone
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Used at the end of a sentence (Guoyu '乎' particle 3)
  5. particle marks conjecture
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Used at the end of a sentence (Guoyu '乎' particle 4)
  6. particle marks a pause
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Used in the middle of a sentence (Guoyu '乎' particle 5)
  7. particle marks praise
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Used at the end of a sentence (Guoyu '乎' particle 6)
  8. interjection ah / sigh
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Similar to 啊 (Guoyu '乎' interjection)

Contained in

几乎似乎不在乎合乎在乎出乎意料介乎关乎热乎乎

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

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
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
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《司馬相如列傳》 Biography of Sima Xiangru 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
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷八 Scroll 8 64
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《雜篇‧庚桑楚》 Miscellaneous Chapters - Geng-sang Chu 61