Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

弯 (彎) wān

  1. wān noun a bend / a curve / a turn
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    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
    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
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十五 Scroll 15 3
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷23 志第18 五行下 Volume 23 Treatises 18: Five Elements 2 3
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十四 Scroll 14 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
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷七十九 列傳第三十九 文五王 Volume 79 Biographies 39: Wen Wuwang 2
History of Jin 《金史》 卷四  本紀第四: 熙宗 Volume 4 Annals 4: Xizong 2
History of Jin 《金史》 卷六十五 列傳第三: 始祖以下諸子 斡魯 輩魯 謝庫德孫:拔達 謝夷保子:盆納 謝里忽 烏古出 跋黑 崇成本名僕灰 劾孫子:浦家奴 麻頗子:謾都本 弟:謾都訶 子:蠻睹(蠻睹曾孫惟鎔,本名沒烈) 斡帶 斡賽子:宗永 斡者孫:璋 昂本名吾都補,子:鄭家 Volume 65 Biographies 3: Sons and descendants of Shizu - Wo Lu, Bei Lu, Xie Kude and grandson: Bada, Xie Yibao and son: Penna, Xie Lihu, Wu Guchu, Ba Hei, Chong Cheng formerly named Puhui, He Sun and son: Pu Jianu, Ma Po and son: Man Douben, younger brother: Man Douhe, son: Man Du (Mandu nephew Weirong, formerly named Meilie), Wo Dai, Wo Sai and son: Zongyong, Wo Zhe and grandson: Zhang, Ang formerly named Wu Doubu and son: Zhengjia 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

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
敦弯 敦彎 敦彎弓三石 Book of Zhou 《周書》 卷28 列傳第20 史寧 陸騰 賀若敦 權景宣 Volume 28 Biographies 20: Shi Ning; Lu Teng; He Ruodun; Quan Jingxuan 2
弯乌 彎烏 逢門子彎烏號 Book of Han 《漢書》 卷六十四下 嚴朱吾丘主父徐嚴終王賈傳 Volume 64b: an, Zhu, Wuqiu, Zhufu, Xu, Yan, Zhong, Wang and Jia 2 2
弯照 彎照 遂降移燉益海路太彎照撒等 History of Jin 《金史》 卷七十二 列傳第十: 婁室子:活女 謀衍 仲(本名石古乃),族子:海里 銀朮可子:彀英(本名撻懶) 母弟:麻吉(子:沃側) 弟:拔離速 習古乃 Volume 72 Biographies 10: Lou Shi and son: Huonu, Mou Yan, Zhong (formerly named Shigunai),descendant: Haili, Yin Paike and son: Gou Ying (formerly named Talan), Mu younger brother: Maji (son: Woce), younger brother: Ba Lisu, Xi Gunai 2
管弯 管彎 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 2
实弯 實彎 或實彎弓射人 Book of Northern Qi 《北齊書》 卷八  補帝紀第八 後主 幼主 Volume 8 Annals 8: Houzhu; Youzhu 2