Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

shì

  1. shì noun matter / thing / item
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In this sense 等 has a similar meaning to 事情 (ABC 'shì' n 1; GCED 'shih'; Kroll '事' 1; NCCED '事' 1).
  2. shì verb to serve
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (ABC 'shì' v 3; NCCED '事' 4)
  3. shì noun a government post
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 事宦.
  4. shì noun duty / post / work
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 事务 (ABC 'shì' n 3; Kroll '事' 3; NCCED '事' 6).
  5. shì noun occupation
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 职业 (ABC 'shì' n 3; NCCED '事' 2).
  6. shì noun cause / undertaking / enterprise / achievment
    Domain: Politics 政治
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 事业 (ABC 'shì' n 4).
  7. shì noun an accident
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 事故 (ABC 'shì' n 2; NCCED '事' 3).
  8. shì noun sexual intercourse
    Domain: Health 健康
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 性交.
  9. shì noun an allusion
    Domain: Literature 文学
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 典故 (Kroll '事' 4).
  10. shì noun a condition / a state / a situation
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 情况. For example, For example, 实事求是 'to handle matters according to the actual situation' (CCI '实事求是').
  11. shì verb to engage in
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 从事 (ABC 'shì' v 2; Kroll '事' 2; NCCED '事' 5).
  12. shì verb to enslave
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 役使.
  13. shì verb to pursue
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 奉行.
  14. shì verb to administer
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 办理.
  15. shì verb to appoint
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 任用 (Kroll '事' 3a).
  16. shì measure word a piece
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 件 (Kroll '事' 6).
  17. shì noun the meaning of a word / relating to the phenomenal world
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit: artha, Pāli: attha; in contrast to the independent existence of the thing (Kroll '事' 5)

Contained in

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Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 115
Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 天官冢宰 第一 1. Office of the Heaven and Prime Minister 80
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷十四 魏書十四 程郭董劉蔣劉傳 Volume 14: Book of Wei 14 - Biographies of Cheng, Dong, Guo, Liu, Jiang, and Liu 75
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷七十二 列傳第三十二 文九王 Volume 72 Biographies 32: Wen Jiuwang 69
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 69
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十四 志第十四 職官 Volume 24 Treatises 14: Government Service 68
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷三十 志第二十 刑法 Volume 30 Treatises 20: Punishment and Law 67
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷三十九 志第二十九 百官上 Volume 39 Treatises 29: Officials 1 61
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷三十七 列傳第七 宗室 Volume 37 Biographies 7: Imperial Clan 59
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean 57

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
御事 禦事 越我御事庶士 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 泰誓上 Zhou Shu - Great Declaration I 19
王事 王事 王事適我 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶‧北門 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Bei Men 19
事靡 事靡 王事靡盬 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧唐‧鴇羽 Lessons from the states - Odes of Tang - Bao Yu 12
三事 三事 用彼三事 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 序 Preface 9
事君 事君 何以事君 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 6
成事 成事 成事也 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 桓公 Lord Huan 4
事神 事神 事神則難 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 說命中(僞) Shang Shu - Charge to Yue II (forged) 3
事上帝 事上帝 昭事上帝 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧文王之什‧大明 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Wen Wang - Da Ming 3
六事 六事 六事之人 Book of Documents 《尚書》 夏書 禹誓(伪) Xia Shu - Yu Shi (forged) 3
昭事 昭事 昭事上帝 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧文王之什‧大明 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Wen Wang - Da Ming 3