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: Literary Chinese 文言文

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否则是否否认否决否定能否可否会否与否

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