Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

弯 (彎) wān

  1. wān noun a bend / a curve / a turn
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Form 形态
    Notes: (Kroll '彎' 1a; NCCED '弯' 3; Unihan '彎')
  2. wān noun a kind of character stroke with a concave path
    Domain: Art 艺术 , Subdomain: Calligraphy 书法
    Notes: For example, 竖弯 'vertical and curving' stroke (Baike '笔画'; Wikipedia '笔画')
  3. wān verb to bend
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 屈曲; for example, 弯着腰 'back bent.' (Ye Shengtao, 1999, p. 22; Guoyu '彎' v 2; NCCED '弯' 2)
  4. wān adjective crooked / winding
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Form 形态
    Notes: In the sense of 曲折的; for example, 弯路 'winding road' (Guoyu '彎' adj; NCCED '弯' 1)
  5. wān verb to pull a bow
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 引弓 (Guoyu '彎' v 1; Kroll '彎' 1)
  6. wān noun a river bend
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As a variant of 灣 (Kroll '彎' 2)
  7. wān verb to anchor / to moor
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 停泊 (Guoyu '彎' v 3)

Contained in

拐弯儿弯曲转弯走弯路竖弯钩横撇弯钩弯着弯腰拐弯弯腰驼背弯弯弯子弯道急转弯弯路弯折

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷五 Scroll 5 6
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷23 志第18 五行下 Volume 23 Treatises 18: Five Elements 2 3
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十五 Scroll 15 3
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷八 Scroll 8 2
History of Jin 《金史》 卷六十八 列傳第六: 歡都子:謀演 冶訶子:阿魯補 骨赧 訛古乃 蒲查 Volume 68 Biographies 6: Huan Dou and son: Mouyan, Ye He and son: Alubu, Gu Nan, E Gunai, Pu Cha 2
History of the Northern Dynasties 《北史》 卷四十八 列傳第三十六: 尒朱榮 Volume 48 Biographies 36: Er Zhurong 2
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷73 奚康生 楊大眼 崔延伯 Volume 73: Xi Kangsheng, Yang Dayan, Cui Yanbo 2
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷95 匈奴劉聰 羯胡石勒 鐵弗劉虎 徒何慕容廆 臨渭氐苻健 羌姚萇 略陽氐吕光 Volume 95: Liu Cong of the Xiongnu, Shi Le of the Jie People, Liu Hu of the Tiefu, Murong Hui of the Tuhe, Fu Jian of the Linwei Di, Yao Chong of the Qiang, Lu Guang of the Lüeyang Di 2
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷70 劉藻 傅永 傅竪眼 李神 Volume 70: Liu Zao, Fu Yong, Fu Shuyan, Li Shen 2
History of the Northern Dynasties 《北史》 卷三十七 列傳第二十五: 韓茂 皮豹子 封敕文 呂羅漢 孔伯恭 田益宗 孟表 奚康生 楊大眼 崔延伯 李叔仁 Volume 37 Biographies 25: Han Mao, Pi Baozi, Feng Chiwen, Lu Luohan, Kong Bogong, Tian Yizong, Meng Biao, Xi Kangsheng, Yang Dayan, Cui Yanbo, Li Shuren 2

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
弯弓 彎弓 士不敢彎弓而報怨 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang 105
弯弧 彎弧 管彎弧欲斃讎兮 Book of Han 《漢書》 卷一百上 敍傳 Volume 100a: Afterword and Family History 1 19
敢弯 敢彎 士不敢彎弓而報怨 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang 5
弯碕 彎碕 左稱彎碕 Wenxuan 《文選》 卷五 Scroll 5 4
能弯 能彎 士力能彎弓 Book of Han 《漢書》 卷九十四上 匈奴傳 Volume 94a: Traditions of the Xiongnu 1 3
弯繁 彎繁 彎繁弱 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《司馬相如列傳》 Biography of Sima Xiangru 2
武士弯 武士彎 當使武士彎弓 Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷19下 景穆十二王下 Volume 19c: Emperor Jingmu Twelve Princes 3 2
大丈夫弯 大丈夫彎 大丈夫彎弓三石 Book of Song 《宋書》 卷四十九 列傳第九 孫處 蒯恩 劉鍾 虞丘進 Volume 49 Biographies 9: Sun Chu, Kuai En, Liu Zhong, Yu Qiujin 2
弯等 彎等 阿魯不太彎等七人 History of Jin 《金史》 卷六十八 列傳第六: 歡都子:謀演 冶訶子:阿魯補 骨赧 訛古乃 蒲查 Volume 68 Biographies 6: Huan Dou and son: Mouyan, Ye He and son: Alubu, Gu Nan, E Gunai, Pu Cha 2
弯蕃 彎蕃 彎蕃弱 Book of Han 《漢書》 卷五十七上 司馬相如傳 Volume 57a: Sima Xiangru 2