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zāi

zāi particle exclamatory or interrogative particle
Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
Notes: 哉 is used as a final exclamatory particle in Literary Chinese and may also be added to the end of a question (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 146). 是誠何心哉?'What really was my mind in the matter?' (Mengzi: 1.7/4/17, translation by Legge)

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善哉

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《司馬相如列傳》 Biography of Sima Xiangru 21
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 20
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《李斯列傳》 Biography of Li Si 20
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《憲問第十四》 Commentary on Xian Wen XIV 19
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia 18
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 18
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《孔子世家》 House of Confucius 18
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《世家‧吳太伯世家》 Genealogies - House of Wu Taibo 17
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I 16
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《梁惠王章句下》 Commentary on Liang Hui Wang II 15

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3
3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 4
君子 5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
6. 《雍也》 Yong Ye in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 4
7. 《述而》 Shu Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
安民 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
天下 《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 16
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 9
《曾子問》 The Questions of Zeng-zi in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
《禮運》 Ceremonial Usages; their Origins, Development, and Intention in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 4
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 10
所為 《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 5
《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 4
《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 9
豈不 Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 2
《釋詁》 Explanation of Old Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 2
《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 8
《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 18
《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 3
《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 5
《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
豈不 《卷一‧序》 Scroll 1, Preface in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《玉部》 Yù Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《口部》 Kǒu Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1