莫非

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Chinese[edit]

do not; there is none who non-; not-; un-
simp. and trad.
(莫非)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adverb[edit]

莫非

  1. (literary) it is none other than
  2. (literary) is it not; can it be that; can it be possible that

Synonyms[edit]

  • (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) 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
Zhuolan (Raoping) 無成毋成敢講敢係
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 無敢敢講敢會敢係
Min Nan Xiamen
Quanzhou
Zhangzhou
Taipei