Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

gǎn

  1. gǎn adjective bold / brave
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    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

Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
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》 昭公 Lord Zhao 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
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
Garden of Stories 《說苑》 卷九 正諫 Chapter 9: Direct Advice 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
敢辱 敢辱 敢辱高位 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 3
敢不敬 敢不敬 敢不敬應 Book of Documents 《尚書》 虞書 益稷 Yu Shu - Yi and Ji 2
予敢 予敢 予敢動用非罰 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 盤庚上 Shang Shu - Pan Geng I 2