Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

néng

  1. néng auxiliary verb can / able
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: Expresses either (1) the physical ability to do something or (2) possibility. 能 is used in this sense as a modal auxiliary in a similar way in both modern and Literary Chinese (Guoyu '能' v 1; Kroll '能' 2; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 122; Sun 2006, loc. 1717; XHZD '能' 3)
  2. néng adjective able
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: (Unihan '能')
  3. néng noun ability / capacity
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Ability 能力
    Notes: In the sense of 能力 (Guoyu '能' n 2; Kroll '能' 1; Unihan '能'; XHZD '能' 1)
  4. néng noun a mythical bear-like beast
    Domain: Mythology 神话
    Notes: (Guoyu '能' n 1)
  5. néng noun energy
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Physics 物理
    Notes: In the sense of 能量; for example, 电能 'electrical energy' (Guoyu '能' n 6; XHZD '能' 7)
  6. néng noun function / use
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 用途 or 功用 (Guoyu '能' n 4)
  7. néng adverb may / should / permitted to
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: In the sense of 可以 (Guoyu '能' adv 1; Unihan '能'; XHZD '能' 5)
  8. néng adjective talent
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '能' adj 1; Kroll '能' 1a; XHZD '能' 2)
  9. néng adjective expert at
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '能' 2a)
  10. néng verb to be in harmony
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 投契 (Guoyu '能' v 2; Kroll '能' 3)
  11. néng verb to tend to / to care for
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '能' 3a)
  12. néng verb to reach / to arrive at
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 到 (Guoyu '能' v 3; Kroll '能' 4)
  13. néng adverb as long as / only
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 只 (Guoyu '能' adv 2; Kroll '能' 5)
  14. néng adverb even if
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 宁 (Guoyu '能' adv 3; Kroll '能' 5a)
  15. néng adverb but
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '能' 5b)
  16. néng adverb in this way
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '能' 6)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 108
Daode Jing 《道德經》 Daode Jing 《道德經》 93
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 82
Guoyu 《國語》 周語下 Discourses of Zhou III 53
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 53
Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷十四 詮言訓 Chapter 14: Explanation of Sayings 52
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷三十 魏書三十 烏丸鮮卑東夷傳 Volume 30: Book of Wei 30 - Biographies of the Wuhuan, Xianbei, and Dongyi 46
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十八 Scroll 18 46
Xunzi 《荀子》 儒效篇第八 Chapter 8: The Achievements of the Confucians 41
History of Song 《宋史》 卷四百六十六 列傳第二百二十五 宦者一 竇神寶 王仁睿 王繼恩 李神福弟:神祐 劉承規 閻承翰 秦翰 周懷政 張崇貴 張繼能 衛紹欽 石知顒孫:全彬 鄧守恩 Volume 466 Biographies 225: Eunuchs 1 - Dou Shenbao, Wang Renrui, Wang Jien, Li Shenfu and younger brother: Shen You, Liu Chenggui, Yan Chenghan, Qin Han, Zhou Huaizheng, Zhang Chonggui, Zhang Jineng, Wei Shaoqin, Shi Zhiyong and grandson: Quan Bin, Deng Shouen 39

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
胡能 鬍能 胡能有定 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶‧日月 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Ri Yue 4
能迩 能邇 柔遠能邇 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧生民之什‧民勞 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Sheng Min - Min Lu 4
远能 遠能 柔遠能邇 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧生民之什‧民勞 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Sheng Min - Min Lu 4
僖公能 僖公能 僖公能遵伯禽之法 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 魯頌‧駉之什‧駉 Sacrificial odes of Zhou - Decade Of Jiong - Jiong 3
能闵 能閔 婦人能閔其君子 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧周南‧汝墳 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Zhou And The South - Ru Fen 3
能脩 能脩 能脩其政 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧唐‧椒聊 Lessons from the states - Odes of Tang - Jiao Liao 3
妇人能 婦人能 婦人能閔其君子 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧周南‧汝墳 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Zhou And The South - Ru Fen 2
能官 能官 文王能官人也 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧文王之什‧棫樸 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Wen Wang - Yu Pu 2
妻能 妻能 大夫妻能以禮自防也 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧召南‧草蟲 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Shao And The South - Cao Chong 2
文公能 文公能 衞文公能以道化其民 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄘‧蝃蝀 Lessons from the states - Odes of Yong - Di Dong 2