Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

bǎ bà bǎi

  1. preposition marker for direct-object
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Object 对象
    Notes: 把 is used in a pretransitive construction to mark an instrument. 把 takes three arguments, including the subject, the object, and the resultative state (Norman 1988, p. 131; Sun 2006, loc. 2216). For example, 进屋,把笤帚放在原处 '[He] entered the room and placed the broom in its original position' (Lao She, 2003, p. 173).
  2. measure word measure word for chairs, bunches of things, etc
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: Used for 1. thngs with a handle, 2. things that can be grabbed with one hand, and 3. certain abstract ideas (Guoyu '把' bǎ n).
  3. verb to hold / to take / to grasp
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 握住 (Guoyu '把' bǎ v 1; Unihan '把')
  4. noun a handle
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (Guoyu '把' bà n 1)
  5. verb to guard
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 看守 (Guoyu '把' bǎ v 2; Unihan '把')
  6. verb to regard as
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Unihan '把')
  7. verb to give
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 给与 (Guoyu '把' bǎ v 3)
  8. adjective approximate
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '把' bǎ adj)
  9. noun a stem
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Of a leaf or flower (Guoyu '把' bà n 2)
  10. bǎi verb to grasp
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Same as bǎ (Guoyu '把' bǎi)

Contained in

把持把握把柄把关把手把戏投机倒把把莲纹把鼻把臂把心找回来把灯亮当鬼火把猫说成虎变把戏把脉

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第十六回 Chapter 16 42
History of Ming 《明史》 卷二百二十二 列傳第一百一十 譚綸 王崇古 方逢時 吳兌 鄭洛 張學顏 張佳胤 殷正茂 凌雲翼 Volume 222 Biographies 110: Tan Lun, Wang Chonggu, Fang Fengshi, Wu Dui, Zheng Luo, Zhang Xueyan, Zhang Jiayin, Yin Zhengmao, Ling Yunyi 38
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第五回 Chapter 5 31
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第三回 Chapter 3 31
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十一回 Chapter 21 31
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十六回 Chapter 26 25
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第十三回 Chapter 13 25
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第五十二回 Chapter 52 25
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第十四回 Chapter 14 24
History of Ming 《明史》 卷八十九 志第六十五 兵一 Volume 89 Treatises 65: Military 1 23