Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

qiú

  1. qiú verb to request
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Language 语言
    Notes: In this sense 求 is similar in meaning to 请求 (ABCE '求'; CCD '求' 1; FE '求' 1; GHDC '求' 2; HSK '求' 1).
  2. qiú verb to seek / to look for
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 求 is similar in meaning to 追求. For example, For example, 实事求是 'to seek truth from facts' (ABCE '求'; CCD '求' 3; CCI '实事求是'; FE '求' 2; Guoyu '求' v 1; Kroll '求' 1; HSK '求' 2).
  3. qiú verb to implore
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Education 教育
    Notes: In the sense of 恳讬 (Guoyu '求' v 2)
  4. qiú verb to aspire to
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '求' 1b)
  5. qiú adjective to be avaricious / to be greedy / to covet
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Morality 道德
    Notes: In this sense 求 is similar in meaning to 贪婪 (FE '求' 4; Guoyu '求' v 4)
  6. qiú verb to attract
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 招引 (Guoyu '求' v 5)
  7. qiú verb to bribe
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 求 is similar in meaning to 赇.
  8. qiú proper noun Qiu
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (CCD '求' 5; GHDC '求' 5; Guoyu '求' n)
  9. qiú verb to demand
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 要求; for example, the idiom 求全责备 'to demand perfection' (CCD '求' 4; FE '求' 2; GHDC '求' 3; Guoyu '求' v 3; Kroll '求' 2)
  10. qiú verb to end
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (GHDC '求' 4)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Ming 《明史》 卷三十七 志第十三 曆七 Volume 37 Treatises 13: Calendar 7 157
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷三十四 志第十四: 曆三 Volume 34 Treatises 14: Calendar 3 136
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷17 志第12 律曆中 Volume 17 Treatises 12: Measures and the Calendar 2 134
History of Song 《宋史》 卷七十九 志第三十二 律曆十二 Volume 79 Treatises 32: Measures and Calendar 12 129
History of Song 《宋史》 卷七十五 志第二十八 律曆八 Volume 75 Treatises 28: Measures and Calendar 8 118
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷三十三 志第十三: 曆二 Volume 33 Treatises 13: Calendar 2 110
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷五十六 志第八:  曆五 Volume 56 Treatises 9: Calendar 5 107
History of Song 《宋史》 卷七十七 志第三十 律曆十 Volume 77 Treatises 30: Measures and Calendar 10 94
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷18 志第13 律曆下 Volume 18 Treatises 13: Measures and the Calendar 3 92
History of Song 《宋史》 卷六十九 志第二十二 律曆二 Volume 69 Treatises 22: Measures and Calendar 2 88

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
求成 求成 而求成焉 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 14
来求 來求 萬福來求 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧甫田之什‧桑扈 Minor odes of the kingdom - Fu Tian Zhi Shen - Sang Hu 13
敢求 敢求 我其敢求位 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 多士 Zhou Shu - Numerous Officers 3
求诸侯 求諸侯 不脩德而求諸侯 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧齊‧甫田 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qi - Fu Tian 3
求君 求君 而外求君 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 文公 Lord Wen 3
求车 求車 天王求車 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 序 Preface 3
敷求 敷求 罔敷求先王 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧蕩之什‧抑 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Dang - Yi 3
使求 使求 使求遭喪之禮以行 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 文公 Lord Wen 3
求贤 求賢 求賢審官 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧周南‧卷耳 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Zhou And The South - Juan Er 3
求入 求入 晉郤芮使夷吾重賂秦以求入 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 2