Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

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

Contained in

否则是否否认否决否定能否可否会否

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Canon of Supreme Mystery 《太玄經》 Full Text 36
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 11
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷二十三 Scroll 23 11
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第一 律曆上 律準 候氣 Volume 91: Rhythm and the Calendar Part One 10
Book of Changes 《易經》 否 Pi 9
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷六十七 黨錮列傳 Volume 67: Biographies of Partisan Prohibitions 8
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷三十七 Scroll 37 8
Mencius 《孟子》 萬章上 Wan Zhang I 8
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百六十 志第一百十三 選舉六 Volume 160 Treatises 113: Selection and appointment of Officials 6 8
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

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
臧否 臧否 未知臧否 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧蕩之什‧抑 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Dang - Yi 29
否贞 否貞 冥化否貞 Canon of Supreme Mystery 《太玄經》 Full Text 8
善否 善否 以議執政之善否 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 8
分否 分否 分否 Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第一 律曆上 律準 候氣 Volume 91: Rhythm and the Calendar Part One 5
否臧 否臧 否臧凶 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 宣公 Lord Xuan 5
休否 休否 休否 Book of Changes 《易經》 否 Pi 4
存否 存否 未知母之存否 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 宣公 Lord Xuan 4
否塞 否塞 則二氣否塞 Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷六十一 左周黃列傳 Volume 61: Biographies of Zuo, Zhou, Huang 4
济否 濟否 霸之濟否 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 4
否泰 否泰 故易有否泰 Book of Han 《漢書》 卷三十六 楚元王傳 Volume 36: Prince Yuan of Chu --- Liu Xiang and Liu Xin 4