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
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 27
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句上》 Commentary on Jin Xin I 21
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《告子章句上》 Commentary on Gaozi I 20
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《公孫丑章句上》 Commentary on Gong Sun Chou I 17
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《憲問第十四》 Commentary on Xian Wen XIV 16
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《衛靈公第十五》 Commentary on Wei Ling Gong XV 16
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句下》 Commentary on Jin Xin II 15
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《滕文公章句上》 Commentary on Teng Wen Gong I 15
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《梁惠王章句上》 Commentary on Liang Hui Wang I 14
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《張儀列傳》 Biography of Zhang Yi 14