Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

虽 (雖) suī

suī conjunction although / even though
Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
Notes: 雖 (simplified 虽) is the main concessive function word in Literary Chinese. It indicates that the proposition of a sentence is true in any case (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 156). For example, 雖大國,必畏之矣。'even great kingdoms will be constrained to stand in awe of him' (Mengzi: 3.4/17/22, translation by Legge)

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
Daode Jing 《道德經》 With commentary by 王弼 Wang Bi 51
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷十六 志第六 禮三 Volume 16 Treatises 6: Rituals 3 45
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷六 魏書六 董二袁劉傳 Volume 6: Book of Wei 6 - Biographies of Dong, the two Yuans, and Liu 42
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 41
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷108之四 禮志四之四 Volume 108d Treatise 4: Rituals 4 37
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷九 魏書十 荀彧荀攸賈詡傳 Volume 9: Book of Wei 9 - Biographies of the Xiahous and Caos 37
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十 志第十 禮中 Volume 20 Treatises 10: Rites Part Two 35
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷十四 魏書十四 程郭董劉蔣劉傳 Volume 14: Book of Wei 14 - Biographies of Cheng, Dong, Guo, Liu, Jiang, and Liu 33
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷十三 魏書十三 鍾繇華歆王朗傳 Volume 13: Book of Wei 13 - Biographies of Zhong Yao, Hua Xin, and Wang Lang 33
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷一百三十九 列傳第八十九: 陸贄 Volume 139 Biographies 89: Lu Zhi 32