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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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷三 Scroll 3 1289
Guoyu 《國語》 周語下 Discourses of Zhou III 1103
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十八 Scroll 18 896
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷三十三 Scroll 33 887
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 887
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十一 Scroll 11 867
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷五十九 張衡列傳 Volume 59: Biography of Zhang Heng 835
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷八 Scroll 8 830
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷六 Scroll 6 804
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷五 Scroll 5 800