Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

particle final particle
Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
Notes: In Literary Chinese, 矣 is analagous to 了 in modern Chinese in being placed after a verb to mark the perfect aspect (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 116) For example, 視之,苗則槁矣 'found the corn all withered' (Mengzi: 3.2/16/5, translation by Legge).

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 265
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 172
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 85
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean 78
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷十八 趙一 Chapter 18: Zhao I 77
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 74
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷二十四 魏三 Chapter 24: Wei III 70
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 哀公 Lord Ai 69
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷二十一 趙四 Chapter 21: Zhao IV 67
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷二十 趙三 Chapter 20: Zhao III 66