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nǎi

  1. nǎi adverb thus / so / therefore / then / only / thereupon
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 于是 (CCD '乃' 2; FE '乃' 4)
  2. nǎi verb to be
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 是 (CCD '乃' 1; FE '乃' 1)
  3. nǎi pronoun you / yours
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Used as a singular second person pronoun in preclassical Chinese (CCD '乃' 3; FE '乃' 5; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 77).
  4. nǎi adverb also / moreover
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (FE '乃' 3)
  5. nǎi conjunction however / but
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (FE '乃' 2)
  6. nǎi conjunction if
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (FE '乃' 2)

Contained in

乃是乃至木乃伊孜尊西饶迥乃孜尊.西饶迥乃西饶迥乃吉尊·西饶迥乃

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Truncated for common words

CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 87
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《晉世家》 House of Jin 80
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu 79
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months 68
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《楚世家》 House of Chu 59
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《呂太后本紀》Annals of Empress Dowager Lü 52
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang 49
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou 48
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《封禪書》 Religious sacrificial ceremonies 48
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《刺客列傳》 Biographies of Assassins 47

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
6. 《雍也》 Yong Ye in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
14. 《憲問》 Xian Wen in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
16. 《季氏》 Ji Shi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
使 《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 5
天子 《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 68
《曾子問》 The Questions of Zeng-zi in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 5
而後 《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
所以 《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 4
Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 10
之下 Selections from Han Feizi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 2
《釋詁》 Explanation of Old Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋天》 Explanation of Heaven in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
於是軒轅習用干戈 《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 20
於是求人 《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 16
《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 34
《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 48
玉女 《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 29
丞相李斯 《卷一‧序》 Scroll 1, Preface in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 3
《艸部》 Cǎo Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1