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do not; there is none who
 
(be) not; wrong; blame; Africa
simp. and trad.
(莫非)

PronunciationEdit


AdverbEdit

莫非

  1. (literary) it is none other than
  2. (literary) is it not; can it be that; can it be possible that
    今天下午心情激動莫非 [MSC, trad.]
    今天下午心情激动莫非 [MSC, simp.]
    Jīntiān xiàwǔ wǒ xīnqíng tài jīdòng le, mòfēi shì wǒ bìng le ma? [Pinyin]
    I've been way too nervous this afternoon. Am I sick?

SynonymsEdit

  • (can it be possible that):
Dialectal synonyms of 難道 (“could it be that; is it possible that”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 莫非,
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 莫非, , 難道
Mandarin Beijing 難道, 難不成,
Taiwan 難道, 難不成
Cantonese Guangzhou 唔通
Hong Kong 唔通
Taishan 唔成, 敢係, 唔得旨, 毋旨, 毋旨估
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 無成, 敢講, 敢係
Liudui (S. Sixian) 無成, 敢講, 敢係
Hsinchu (Hailu) 無成, 敢講, 敢係
Dongshi (Dabu) 無成, 敢講, 敢會, 敢係
Hsinchu (Raoping) 無成, 毋成, 敢講, 敢係
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 無敢, 敢講, 敢會, 敢係
Min Nan Xiamen , 總無
Quanzhou , 總無, 攏無
Zhangzhou , 總無
Taipei ,