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'; Guoyu '事' n 2; Kroll '事' 1; NCCED '事' 1; Rouzer 2007, p. 27)
  2. shì verb to serve
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (ABC 'shì' v 3; NCCED '事' 4; Rouzer 2007, p. 27)
  3. shì noun a government post
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 事宦.
  4. shì noun duty / post / work
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 事务 (ABC 'shì' n 3; Guoyu '事' n 1; Kroll '事' 3; NCCED '事' 6; Rouzer 2007, p. 27)
  5. shì noun occupation
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 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: In this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 事业 (ABC 'shì' n 4).
  7. shì noun an accident
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 事故 or 变故 (ABC 'shì' n 2; Guoyu '事' n 3; NCCED '事' 3).
  8. shì verb to attend
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 侍奉 (Guoyu '事' v 1)
  9. shì noun an allusion
    Domain: Literature 文学
    Notes: 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: 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'; Rouzer 2007, p. 27)
  11. shì verb to engage in
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 从事 (ABC 'shì' v 2; Guoyu '事' v 2; Kroll '事' 2; NCCED '事' 5).
  12. shì verb to enslave
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 插入 (Guoyu '事' v 3)
  13. shì verb to pursue
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 奉行.
  14. shì verb to administer
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 事 is has the same meaning as 办理.
  15. shì verb to appoint
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 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: 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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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百十三 表第四 宰輔四 Volume 213 Tables 4: Chancellors 4 335
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷四十四 志第二十四: 職官三 Volume 44 Treatises 24: Government Service 3 317
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百十四 表第五 宰輔五 Volume 214 Tables 5: Chancellors 5 284
History of Jin 《金史》 卷五十七 志第三十八: 百官三 內命婦 宮人女職 東宮官屬 親王府屬 太后兩宮官屬 大興府 諸京留守司諸京城宮苑提舉等職 按察司 諸路總管府、諸府、諸節鎮、防禦、刺史、縣鎮等職 諸轉運泉谷等職 諸府鎮兵馬等職 諸猛安部族及群牧等職 Volume 57 Treatises 38: Official Posts 3 - Women of the Inner Court; Palace Women with Official Positions; East Palace officials; Prince's Residence Subordinates; Officials of the Empress Dowager's Two Palaces; Daxing Prefecture; Officials in Charge of Offices, Palaces, and Parks in the Capital; Surveillance Commissions; Circuit Inspectors; Prefecture Governments; Town Administration; Defenses; Magistrates; County and Town Officials; Transportation and Grain Officials; Officials in Charge of Military Forces in the Prefectures; Officals in Charge of Pacifying Savage Tribes and Pastoral Peoples 186
New Book of Tang 《新唐書》 卷六十三    表第三   宰相下 Volume 63 Tables 3: Chancellors 3 184
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百十一 表第二 宰輔二 Volume 211 Tables 2: Chancellors 2 161
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百一十 表第一 宰輔一 Volume 210 Tables 1: Chancellors 1 158
New Book of Tang 《新唐書》 卷四十八    志第三十八  百官三 Volume 48 Treatises 43: Official Posts 3 148
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷27 志第22 百官中 Volume 27 Treatises 22: Government Offices 2 134
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷二十上 本紀第二十上: 昭宗 Volume 20 Annals 20: Zhaozong 132

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 15
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
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
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
六事 六事 六事之人 Book of Documents 《尚書》 夏書 禹誓(伪) Xia Shu - Yu Shi (forged) 3
事孔明 事孔明 祀事孔明 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧谷風之什‧楚茨 Minor odes of the kingdom - Gu Feng Zhi Shen - Chhu Ci 2
图事 圖事 不能與賢人圖事 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄭‧狡童 Lessons from the states - Odes of Zheng - Jiao Tong 2