Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

dōu dū

  1. dōu adverb all
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Scope 范围
    Notes: The scope of modification of 都 is backward looking (Sun 2006, loc. 2047). For example, 一切的路都封上了。 'The entire road was closed off.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 175) 都 may also be used to sum up the previous elements. It has a similar meaning in both modern and postclassical literary Chinese (Norman 1988, p. 127).
  2. noun capital city / metropolis
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Society 社会
  3. foreign du
    Domain: Foreign Language 外语
    Notes: Used for the sound in mantras and Sanskrit names
  4. dōu verb all
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 都 may used as a verb in this sense in Literary Chinese (Norman 1988, p. 127).

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《酷吏列傳》 Biographies of Cruel Officials 32
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦楚之際月表》 Monthly Table of (the Events) between Qin and Chu 28
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu 27
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 24
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《漢興以來諸侯王年表》 Yearly Table of the Nobles of the Imperial Clan since the Han Dynasty's Founding 24
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《告子章句上》 Commentary on Gaozi I 10
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou 9
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《太史公自序》 Biographies of Usurers 7
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《司馬相如列傳》 Biography of Sima Xiangru 7
The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧魚藻之什‧都人士 Minor odes of the kingdom - Yu Zao Zhi Shen - Du Ren Shi 7