Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

bì bǐ

  1. verb to associate with / be near
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 亲近 (Guoyu '比' bì v 1)
  2. verb to compare / to contrast
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Comparison 比较
    Notes: For example, 我比你岁数大点 'I am a little older than you.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 174; Guoyu '比' v 1; Unihan '比')
  3. preposition used for comparison
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: A comparative preposition (Guoyu '比' prep; Sun 2006, loc. 1743)
  4. noun Kangxi radical 81
    Domain: Radicals 部首
    Notes: (ABC back cover; GHC p. 7; Guoyu '比' bǐ n 4)
  5. adverb by the time that / when
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 比 indicates a temporal sequence in this sense in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 159). For example, 比其反也 'on his return' (Mengzi: 2.6/10/17, translation by Legge)
  6. verb to gesture (with hands)
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Communications 通讯
    Notes: (Guoyu '比' bǐ v 4)
  7. verb to make an analogy
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (Guoyu '比' bǐ v 5)
  8. noun an analogy
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 譬喻 (Guoyu '比' bǐ n 1)
  9. noun an example
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 事例 (Guoyu '比' bǐ n 2)

Contained in

冈比亚哥伦比亚埃塞俄比亚利比里亚利比亚莫桑比克赞比亚阿根廷比索古巴比索印度卢比尼泊尔卢比埃塞俄比亚比尔东加勒比元巴基斯坦卢比玻利维亚比索多米尼加比索哥伦比亚比索利比里亚元利比亚第纳尔马尔代夫卢比毛里求斯卢比莫桑比克梅蒂卡尔墨西哥比索塞舌尔卢比斯里兰卡卢比乌拉圭新比索印度尼西亚卢比赞比亚克瓦查智利比索比重比较比例相比比如比尔盖茨对比比率比丘比丘尼比喻比赛比索类比比方不比好比无比百分比比分比价评比

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
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 39
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷八十四 志第三十四:  選舉四 Volume 84 Treatises 37: Selection of Officials 4 34
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第二十五 百官二 太常 光祿勳 衛尉 太僕 廷尉 大鴻臚 Volume 115: Officials Part Two 34
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷十九 百官公卿表 Volume 19: Table of nobility ranks and government offices 33
Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 地官司徒 第二 2. Office of Earth and Minster of Education and Social Welfare 32
Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷三 天文訓 Chapter 3: Celestial Phenomena 27
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 27
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《高祖功臣侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Officials who became Marquises in the Time of Gaozu 25
History of Song 《宋史》 卷七十一 志第二十四 律曆四 Volume 71 Treatises 24: Measures and Calendar 4 24
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四十三 朱樂何列傳 Volume 43: Biographies of Zhu, Yue, He 22

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
公子比 公子比 公子比出奔晉 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 12
比蒲 比蒲 大蒐于比蒲 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 10
大比 大比 則大比 Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 地官司徒 第二 2. Office of Earth and Minster of Education and Social Welfare 9
合比 合比 宋華合比 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 7
伯比 伯比 鬬伯比言于楚子曰 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 桓公 Lord Huan 7
比及 比及 比及宋手足皆見 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 6
比曰 比曰 熊率且比曰 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 桓公 Lord Huan 6
比出奔 比出奔 公子比出奔晉 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 5
比三 比三 以比三凶 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 文公 Lord Wen 4
曰比 曰比 三曰比 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 序 Preface 3