Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

  1. adverb also
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: For example, 他不吃饭,也不睡觉 'He does not eat and he also does not sleep.' (Ye Shengtao, 1999, p. 4)
  2. particle a final modal particle indicating certainy or decision
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: The particle 也 marks a noun predicate with a continuing state in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 114). For example, 未有仁而遺其親者也 'There never has been a benevolent man who neglected his parents.' (Mengzi: 1.1/1/8, translation by Legge)

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
Guoyu 《國語》 周語下 Discourses of Zhou III 1103
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 887
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷五十九 張衡列傳 Volume 59: Biography of Zhang Heng 835
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 746
Daode Jing 《道德經》 With commentary by 王弼 Wang Bi 740
Canon of Supreme Mystery 《太玄經》 Full Text 733
Guoyu 《國語》 周語上 Discourses of Zhou I 727
Guoyu 《國語》 周語中 Discourses of Zhou II 724
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四十下 班彪列傳 Volume 40b: Biography of Ban Biao 2 610
Guoyu 《國語》 魯語上 Discourses of Lu I 592