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        if

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Grammar: Conjunction
Notes: 如 is used as a subordinate conjunction in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 150; Kroll '如' 4; GHC '如' 7; Ci Yuan '如' 6). For example, 王如善之,則何為不行?'Since your Majesty deems them excellent, why do you not practise them?' (Mengzi: 2.5/10/3, translation by Legge)
Synonyms: 如果 适合
Topic: Classical Chinese

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