Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

坏 (壞) huài

  1. huài adjective bad / spoiled / broken
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Unihan '坏')
  2. huài verb to go bad / to break
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: In this sense, the subject goes bad or becomes broken itself. For example, fruit going bad.
  3. huài verb to defeat
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 坏 is synonymous with 败 in this sense. Etymology: 壞:敗也。(Shuo Wen)
  4. huài adjective bad / evil
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 坏 is synonymous with 不好 or 恶劣 in this sense.
  5. huài noun dirty trick / evil idea
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: 坏 is synonymous with 坏主意 in this sense.
  6. huài verb to wreck / to break / to destroy
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 破坏 or 毁坏 is synonymous with 败 in this sense. Etymology: 壓:壞也。(Shuo Wen)
  7. huài adjective bad / spoiled / broken
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Archaic variant of modern traditional 壞 (Unihan '坏')

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Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Liezi 《列子》 卷第一 天瑞篇 Chapter 1: Heaven's Gifts 14
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十九 志第十九 五行下 Volume 29 Treatises 19: Five Elements Part Three 13
Guoyu 《國語》 周語下 Discourses of Zhou III 11
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第十三 五行一 貌不恭 淫雨 服妖 雞禍 青眚 屋自壞 訛言 旱 謠 狼食人 Volume 103: Five Elements Part One 10
Han Feizi 《韓非子》 外儲說左上第三十二 Chapter 32: A Collection of Sayings III 10
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十七 志第十七 五行上 Volume 27 Treatises 17: Five Elements Part One 9
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷三十四 志第二十四 五行五 Volume 34 Treatises 24: Five Elements 5 8
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 7
Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 文公 Lord Wen 7
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十六 志第十六 食貨 Volume 26 Treatises 16: Food and Commodities 7

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
城坏 城壞 無俾城壞 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧生民之什‧板 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Sheng Min - Ban 12
屋坏 屋壞 大室屋壞 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 文公 Lord Wen 8
坏隤 壞隤 公出于壞隤 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 5
堕坏 墮壞 哀其法度墮壞 Xunzi 《荀子》 宥坐篇第二十八 Chapter 28: The Right Hand Vessel 5
敢坏 敢壞 平公腓痛足痹而不敢壞坐 Han Feizi 《韓非子》 外儲說左上第三十二 Chapter 32: A Collection of Sayings III 4
大坏 大壞 召穆公傷周室大壞也 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧蕩之什‧蕩 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Dang - Dang 4
坏城 壞城 城上輒塞壞城 Mozi 《墨子》 卷十四 備蛾傅 Book 14 - Defence against Ant-Rush 4
墙坏 牆壞 隙大則牆壞 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷十七 說林訓 Chapter 17: A Forest of Persuasion 4
坏庙 壞廟 作主壞廟 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 文公 Lord Wen 3
坏坐 壞坐 平公腓痛足痹而不敢壞坐 Han Feizi 《韓非子》 外儲說左上第三十二 Chapter 32: A Collection of Sayings III 3