Taxonomy of meanings for 所:

  • 所 suǒ (OC: sqhraʔ MC: ʃiɔ) 疏舉切 上 廣韻:【俗所 】
  • 所 suǒ (OC: sqraʔ MC: ʃiɔ) 疏舉切 上 廣韻:【説文云伐木聲也詩曰伐木所所又處所也詩曰獻于公所亦姓漢有諫議大夫所忠踈舉切七 】
    • pronoun referring to the object of the transitive verb phrase which it precedes> 所PRONOUN
      • npro.+Vt+Nreference=indirect objectthe indirect object of Vt+N
      • npro{OBJ}+Vt.postN{SUBJ}npro=obj爾所及 "what you reach"
      • npro{OBJ}+Vtdefinitethe object which
      • npro+Vt:adN所愛美女 "beloved beautiful lady"
      • npro+Vt.adNpsychthe object
      • npro1+Vt.postnpro2其所安
      • nproad.Vt+N:postVt2無所取材
      • npro{OBJ} Vt.adVobject of a coverb: something with which; somebody for whom etc.
      • npro Vtobject=action吾所欲者 “what I desire to do"
      • elliptic: that which something follows> 所PRINCIPLE
        • nab[WHAT ONE AIMS FOR>] standpoint
      • that which something spatially occupies> 所PLACE
        • nfigurative: proper location, proper place for one; proper function
        • nab.post-Sthe place S where obtains [S may be nominalised]
        • nabfigurativeabstract place; occasion; office
        • npost-Nthe place as specified by N
        • npost-Nsuffixthe place where N is (and belongs) (cf. modern Chinese 他那邊兒)
        • n(post-N)the place where N belongs
        • npro{OBJ}-.VtoNe.g. 無所取材 "lack a place where to find suitable material" place where the explicit or implicit subject of the phrase Vt-s the object N
        • npro{OBJ}-Vt.adNe.g. 卿所死處 "the location of the place where the senior minister died": the place where the explicit or implicit subject Vt-s
        • being that which is in a place> 所 CLASSIFIER
        • that wherein> 所WHERE
          • npro{OBJ}+Vt.postN{SUBJ}where N Ved
      • that whereby> 所CAUSE
        • npro+V.postNthe reason why, that through which =所以
        • that which is supposed> 所IF
          • padS1.adS2if ever 所不與舅氏同心者, "Uncle, if from now on I fail to be of one heart with you..."
          • padVi:post.N{SUBJ}+npro{GEN}人之所忌 "When men are full of fear..."
          • vadV{PRED}.postN{SUBJ}:adSif ever 予所否者 "If I have have done something wrong..."
          • npro Vt.adVgeneralisedwhenever Vt-ing anything
          JIE HUIQUAN 2005: 688