1. noun a man / a male adult
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CCD '夫' fū 2; Guoyu '夫' fū n 1; Unihan '夫'; XHZD '夫' fū 1).
  2. noun porter
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Work 工作
  3. pronoun this / that / those
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Demonstrative 指示代词
    Notes: 夫 was also used as a demonstrative pronoun in preclassical and classical Chinese, in the sense of 此 or 彼 (CCD '夫' fú 1; Guoyu '夫' fú adj; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 89; Unihan '夫').
  4. particle now / still
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Modal Particle 语气助词
    Notes: In Literary Chinese 夫 may be placed at the start of a sentence to introduce a topic (CCD '夫' fú 3; Guoyu '夫' fú particle 1; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 74; XHZD '夫' fú 1).
  5. particle is it not? / final particle
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Modal Particle 语气助词
    Notes: In this sense 夫 may be used to form questions in Literary Chinese (Guoyu '夫' fú particle 2; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 145; ; XHZD '夫' fú 2).
  6. noun husband
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 丈夫 (CCD '夫' fū 1; Guoyu '夫' fū n 3; Unihan '夫'; XHZD '夫' fū 2)
  7. noun a person
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '夫' fū n 2)
  8. noun someone who does manual work
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, 渔夫 'fisherman' or 农夫 'farmer' (CCD '夫' fū 3; Guoyu '夫' fū n 4).
  9. noun a hired worker
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CCD '夫' fū 4).
  10. pronoun he
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: A personal pronoun, in the sense of 他 (CCD '夫' fú 2; Guoyu '夫' fú pronoun)

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