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shì

  1. shì noun matter / thing / item
    Domain: Abstract 抽象
    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)

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
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 60
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《酷吏列傳》 Biographies of Cruel Officials 46
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang 42
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《建元以來侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Officials who became Marquises since the Jianyuan Period 42
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《蘇秦列傳》 Biography of Su Qin 35
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《范睢蔡澤列傳》 Biographies of Fan Sui and Cai Ze 35
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《張儀列傳》 Biography of Zhang Yi 34
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《離婁章句上》 Commentary on Li Lou I 34
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《八佾第三》 Commentary on Ba Yi III 30
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《封禪書》 Religious sacrificial ceremonies 29

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
事问 事問 每事問 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi 2

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 4
2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 9
父母 4. 《里仁》 Li Ren in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
6. 《雍也》 Yong Ye in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 7
《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 9
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 12
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 7
然後 《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 18
天下 《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 10
《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
不得已 《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 4
《應帝王》 The Normal Course for Rulers and Kings in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 2
亡國 Selections from Zhuang Zi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 2
Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 2
Selections from Mencius in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 2
《釋詁》 Explanation of Old Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 2
而後 《釋天》 Explanation of Heaven in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋畜》 Explanation of Domestic Animals in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
鬼神 《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 12
使 《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 9
《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 5