Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

gǎn

  1. gǎn adjective bold / brave
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CC-CEDICT '敢')
  2. gǎn auxiliary verb to dare to
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: 敢 is used as a modal auxiliary verb in this sense in both modern and Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 122; Sun 2006, loc. 1723).

Contained in

不敢当勇敢敢于果敢敢做敢当敢作敢当愧不敢当胆敢敢达

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 98
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 98
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 43
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 哀公 Lord Ai 37
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《內則》 The Pattern of the Family 29
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 28
History of Ming 《明史》 卷二百五十八 列傳第一百四十六 許譽卿 華允誠 魏呈潤 毛羽健 吳執御 章正宸 黃紹杰 傅朝佑 姜埰 熊開元 詹爾選 湯開遠 成勇 陳龍正 Volume 258 Biographies 146: Xu Yuqing, Hua Yuncheng, Wei Chengrun, Mao Yujian, Wu Zhiyu, Zhang Zhengchen, Huang Shaojie, Fu Chaoyou, Jiang 埰, Xiong Kaiyuan, Zhan Erxuan, Tang Kaiyuan, Cheng Yong, Chen Longzheng 26
Guoyu 《國語》 吳語 Discourses of Wu 25
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二 魏書二 文帝紀 Volume 2: Book of Wei 2 - Annals of Emperor Wen 24
The Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial 《儀禮》 士昬禮 第二 2. Nuptial rites for a common officer 23

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
敢知 敢知 罔敢知吉 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 西伯戡黎 Shang Shu - Chief of the west's Conquest of Li 9
罔敢 罔敢 罔敢知吉 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 西伯戡黎 Shang Shu - Chief of the west's Conquest of Li 6
敢爱 敢愛 豈敢愛之 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄭‧將仲子 Lessons from the states - Odes of Zheng - Jiang Zhong Zi 4
敢求 敢求 我其敢求位 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 多士 Zhou Shu - Numerous Officers 3
敢侮 敢侮 或敢侮予 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧豳‧鴟鴞 Lessons from the states - Odes of Cao - Chi Xiao 3
敢告 敢告 不敢告勞 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧節南山之什‧十月之交 Minor odes of the kingdom - Jie Nan Shan Zhi Shen - Shi Yue Zhi Jiao 3
敢忘 敢忘 寡人弗敢忘 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 3
余敢 餘敢 余敢貪天子之命無下拜 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 2
敢多 敢多 矧敢多又 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧甫田之什‧賓之初筵 Minor odes of the kingdom - Fu Tian Zhi Shen - Bao Zhi Chu Yan 2
敢言 敢言 我勿敢言 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 金縢 Zhou Shu - Metal-bound Coffer 2