Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

Glossary and Vocabulary for Notes on Literary Chinese

Contents

  1. Proper Nouns
  2. Glossary

People, places

and other proper nouns

Simplified Traditional Pinyin English
安世高 Ān Shì Gāo An Shigao
白帝 Bái dì White Heavenly Emperor
北海 Běi Hǎi Bohai Sea
本记 本記 Běnjì Annals
曾子 céngzǐ Ceng Zi
赤帝 Chì Dì Red Heavenly Emperor
楚辞 楚辭 Chǔ Cí Chuci / Songs of Chu / Verses of Chu
初唐 Chū Táng Early Tang
楚王 chǔ wáng Prince of Chu
楚昭王 Chǔ zhāo Wáng King Zhao of Chu
春秋 chūnqiū
  1. Spring and Autumn Period
  2. a person's age
  3. Chunqiu / Annals of Spring and Autumn
  4. spring and autumn
淳于髡 Chúnyú Kūn Chunyu Kun
大梁 Dà Liáng City of Da Liang
大发 大發 dàfā Daihatsu
道德经 道德經 Dào Dé Jīng Daode Jing / Tao Te Ching
道家 Dào Jiā Daoism / Taoism / Taoist philosophy
道教 Dàojiào Taosim
东汉 東漢 Dōng Hàn Eastern Han
东方 東方 dōngfāng The East / The Orient
尔雅 爾雅 Ěryǎ Erya / Er Ya / Ready Guide
法家 Fǎ Jiā Legalist school of philosophy / Legalism
佛说八大人觉经 佛說八大人覺經 Fóshuō Bā Dàrén Jué Jīng
  1. Sutra on the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings
  2. Sūtra on the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings
gàn
  1. Jiangxi
  2. Gan River
  3. Gan dialect
告子 Gào Zǐ Gao Zi
高祖本记 高祖本紀 Gāo Zǔ Běnjì Annals of Gaozu
高祖 gāozǔ
  1. Han Gao Zu / Liu Bang
  2. great great grandfather
  3. Gaozu
宫话 宮話 Gōnghuà Mandarin
管晏列传 管晏列傳 Guǎn Yàn Lièzhuàn Guan Yan Liezhuan / Biographies of Guan and Yan
广韵 廣韻 Guǎngyùn Guangyun
古文 gǔwén Classical Chinese
Hán
  1. Korea / South Korea
  2. State of Han
hàn
  1. Han Chinese
  2. Han Dynasty
  3. Milky Way
  4. Later Han Dynasty
  5. a man
  6. Chinese language
  7. Han River
韩非 韓非 Hán Fēi Han Fei
韩非子 韓非子 Hán Fēizǐ Han Feizi
汉高祖 漢高祖 Hàn Gāo Zǔ Han Gao Zu / Liu Bang
韩愈 韓愈 Hán Yù Han Yu
洪洞 Hóngdòng Hongdong
惠子 Huì Zǐ Hui Zi
徽州 Huīzhōu Huizhou dialect
  1. Hebei
  2. to hope
  3. Jizhou
jiāng
  1. a large river
  2. Yangtze River
  3. Jiang
  4. Jiangsu
  5. Jiang
江海 jiānghǎi Jianghai
晋国 晉國 Jìn Guó state of Jin
晋平公 晉平公 Jìn Píng Gōng Duke Ping of Jin
jīng
  1. thorns / brambles
  2. the state of Chu / Jing
  3. Jingzhou / Ching-chou
康熙字典 Kāngxī Zìdiǎn Kangxi Dictionary
客家 Kèjiā Hakka people / Kejia people
孔子 Kǒngzi Confucius
离骚 離騷 Lí Sāo Sorrow at Parting
厉王 厲王 lì Wáng
  1. King Li
  2. King Li of Zhou
liáng
  1. a bridge
  2. Liang Dynasty
  3. City of Liang
  4. State of Liang
  5. Liang
  6. a beam / rafters
  7. a fishing sluice
  8. to lose footing
  9. State of Liang
  10. a ridge
  11. later Liang
梁惠王 Liáng Huì Wáng King Hui of Wei / King Hui of Liang
郦山 酈山 lìshān Mount Li
刘邦 劉邦 Liú Bāng Liu Bang
刘更生 劉更生 Liú Gèngshēng Liu Gengsheng
刘向 劉向 Liú Xiàng Liu Xiang
刘向 劉向 Liú Xiàng Liu Xiang
六艺 六藝 Liù yì the Six Arts
六艺 六藝 Liù yì the Six Arts
  1. Shandong
  2. Lu
  3. crass
  4. the State of Lu
陆法言 陸法言 Lù Fǎyán Lu Fayan / Lu Fa-yen
论语 論語 Lúnyǔ The Analects of Confucius
论语 論語 Lúnyǔ The Analects of Confucius
吕不韦 呂不韋 Lǚ Bùwéi Lu Buwei
mèng
  1. Meng
  2. first month
  3. eldest brother
蒙城 Mēng Chéng City of Meng
孟子 Mèng Zǐ
  1. Mencius / Mengzi
  2. Mencius / Mengzi
miáo
  1. sprout / seedling
  2. Miao
  3. Miao
Mǐn
  1. Fujian
  2. Min dialect
  3. Min River
  4. Min tribe
墨家 Mò Jiā Mohism / Mohist School
南海 Nán Hǎi
  1. South China Sea
  2. Canton / Guangzhou
  3. Southern Ocean
彭城 Péng Chéng Pengcheng / City of Peng
  1. Pu River
  2. Pu
齐国 齊國 Qí guó state of Qi
齐王 齊王 Qí Wáng Qi Wang / Cao Fang
切韵 切韻 Qiēyùn Qieyun
qín
  1. Shaanxi
  2. Qin Dynasty
  3. State of Qin
秦始皇 Qín Shǐ Huáng Qin Shi Huang
齐威王 齊威王 Qíwēi Wáng King Wei of Qi
齐威王 齊威王 Qíwēi Wáng King Wei of Qi
儒家 Rújiā Rujia / Confucianism / Confucian school
三部赋序 三部賦序 Sān Bù Fù xù Three Part Poetic Essay
上古汉语 上古漢語 Shàng Gǔ Hànyǔ Old Chinese
沈约 沈約 Shěn Yuē Shen Yue
神龟 神龜 shénguī Shengui reign
师旷 師曠 Shī Kuàng Shi Kuang
师旷 師曠 Shī Kuàng Shi Kuang
石奢 Shí Shē Shi She
史记 史記 Shǐjì Records of the Historian
诗经 詩經 Shījīng Shijing / Book of Odes / Book of Songs
书经 書經 Shū Jīng Book of History
说文解字 說文解字 Shuō Wén Jiě Zì Explanations of Graphs and Analysis of Characters / Shuo Wen Jie Zi
说苑 說苑 Shuōyuàn Shuoyuan / Garden of Stories
说苑 說苑 Shuōyuàn Shuoyuan / Garden of Stories
司命 Sī Mìng Overseer of Destiny
司马迁 司馬遷 Sīmǎ Qiān Sima Qian
司马谈 司馬談 Sīmǎ Tán Sima Tan
sòng
  1. Song Dynasty
  2. Song
  3. Liu Song Dynasty
孙叔敖 孫叔敖 Sūn Shū áo Sun Shu ao
太史公 Tài Shǐgōng Grand Scribe
滕文公 Téng Wén Gōng Duke Wen of Teng
天道 Tiān Dào Heavenly Realm / Deva Realm
天帝 Tiān Dì Heavenly Emperor / God
田完 Tián Wán Tian Wan / Duke Li of Chen
田中 tiánzhōng
  1. Tienchung
  2. Tanaka
魏惠王 Wèi Huì Wáng King Hui of Wei
文王 Wén Wáng King Wen of Zhou
文言文 wényánwén Literary Chinese
  1. Wu
  2. Jiangsu
  3. Wu
  4. Wu dialect
  5. Eastern Wu
  1. Wu
  2. Jiangsu
  3. Wu
  4. Wu dialect
  5. Eastern Wu
武王 Wǔ Wáng Wu Wang / King Wu of Zhou
  1. what? / where? / why?
  2. a slave / a servant
  3. Kumo Xi / Xi / Tatabi
  4. Kumo Xi / Xi / Tatabi
  5. Xi
西汉 西漢 Xī Hàn Western Han
Xiāng
  1. Hunan
  2. Xiang dialect
新序 Xīn xù New Prefaces
心经 心經 Xīnjīng The Heart Sutra / The Prajñāpāramitā Heart Sutra
许慎 許慎 Xǔ Shèn Xu Shen
玄奘 Xuán Zàng Xuanzang / Hsuan-Tsang
循吏列传 循吏列傳 Xún Lì Lièzhuàn Xun Li Liezhuan / Biographies of Obedient Minor Officials
荀子 Xúnzǐ Xunzi / Hsun Tzu
徐州 Xúzhōu
  1. Xuzhou
  2. Xuzhou
Yān
  1. Yan
  2. State of Yan
  3. swallow
晏子 Yàn Zǐ Yan Zi
杨朱 楊朱 Yáng Zhū Yang Zhu
易经 易經 Yìjīng The Book of Changes / Yijing / I Ching
原道 Yuándào Yuandao
Yuè
  1. Yue / abbreviation for Guangdong
  2. Yue Dialect / Cantonese dialect
  3. an initial particle
曾参 曾參 Zēng Shēn Zeng Shen
曾参 曾參 Zēng Shēn Zeng Shen
战国策 戰國策 Zhàn Guó Cè Stratagems of the Warring States
战国七雄 戰國七雄 Zhàn Guó Qī Xióng Seven Warring States
战国时代 戰國時代 Zhàn Guó Shídài Warring States Period
zhào
  1. Zhao
  2. Zhao Dynasty
  3. State of Zhao
赵简子 趙簡子 Zhào Jiǎnzǐ Zhao Jianzi
至大 Zhìdà Zhida reign
忠臣 zhōngchén faithful official
中国 中國 Zhōngguó
  1. China
  2. Middle Kingdom
庄子 莊子 Zhuāng Zǐ Zhuang Zi
庄子 莊子 Zhuāng Zǐ Zhuang Zi
子贡 子貢 Zǐ Gòng Zi Gong
子思 Zǐ Sī Zi Si
子政 Zǐ Zhèng Zi Zheng
邹国 鄒國 Zōu Guó state of Zou
左思 Zuǒ Sī Zuo Si
左传 左傳 Zuǒ Zhuàn Zuo Zhuan
左传 左傳 Zuǒ Zhuàn Zuo Zhuan

Glossary

Buddhist terminology, except the proper nouns listed above. Number of terms: 0.

Simplified Traditional Pinyin English