1. particle expresses question or doubt
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    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: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '乎' preposition; Rouzer 2007, p. 38)
  3. particle marks a return question
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    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: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Used at the end of a sentence (Guoyu '乎' particle 3)
  5. particle marks conjecture
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Used at the end of a sentence (Guoyu '乎' particle 4)
  6. particle marks a pause
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Used in the middle of a sentence (Guoyu '乎' particle 5)
  7. particle marks praise
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Used at the end of a sentence (Guoyu '乎' particle 6)
  8. interjection ah / sigh
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Similar to 啊 (Guoyu '乎' interjection)

Contained in

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