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fǒu pǐ

  1. fǒu verb to negate / to deny
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: 否 is a function word in both modern and literary Chinese. In Literary Chinese it is often used when the verb it negates is omitted, especially in reply to a question. For example, ...則王許之乎?」曰:「否。」 '... would your Majesty allow what he said?' 'No,' was the answer,'' (Meng 1A/7, trans James Legge) It is also used in positive / negative alternative questions (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 103). For example, 如此,則動心否乎?'In such a position would your mind be perturbed or not?' (Meng 1A/7, trans James Legge)
  2. fǒu adverb not
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
  3. adjective clogged / evil
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文

Contained in

否则是否否认否决否定能否可否

Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《萬章章句上》 Commentary on Wan Zhang I 8
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 4
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《滕文公章句下》 Commentary on Teng Wen Gong II 4
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 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang 4
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《文王世子》King Wen as Son and Heir 3
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《曾子問》 The Questions of Zeng-zi 3
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《少儀》 Smaller Rules of Demeanour 3
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 3
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《公孫丑章句下》 Commentary on Gong Sun Chou II 3

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
善否 善否 善否相非 Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《在宥》 Letting Be, and Exercising Forbearance 4
朝夕否 朝夕否 朝夕否 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《曾子問》 The Questions of Zeng-zi 3
安否 安否 今日安否何如 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《文王世子》King Wen as Son and Heir 2

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
6. 《雍也》 Yong Ye 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》 1
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
朝夕 《曾子問》 The Questions of Zeng-zi in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
今日何如 《文王世子》King Wen as Son and Heir in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
《內則》 The Pattern of the Family in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《在宥》 Letting Be, and Exercising Forbearance in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
未知 《天地》 Heaven and Earth in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《秋水》 The Floods of Autumn in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
思慮 《至樂》 Perfect Enjoyment in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《漁父》 The Old Fisherman in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《釋水》 Explanation of Water in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
諸侯 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 4
諸侯 《齊太公世家》 House of Duke Tai of Qi in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《陳杞世家》 Houses of Chen and Qi in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《趙世家》 House of Zhao in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《田敬仲完世家》 House of Tian Jingzhong in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《口部》 Kǒu Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《肉部》 Ròu Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《喜部》 Xǐ Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《丶部》 Zhǔ Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 2
《卷七‧木部》 Scroll 7, Mù Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《大學章句序》 Preface to Commentary on Great Learning in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1
《大學章句》 Commentary on Great Learning in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 2
可以 《學而第一》 Commentary on Xue Er I in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1