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 (Baidu 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
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
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十四 Scroll 14 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73 奚康生 楊大眼 崔延伯 Volume 73: Xi Kangsheng, Yang Dayan, Cui Yanbo 2
History of Jin 《金史》 卷一  本紀第一: 世紀 Volume 1 Annals 1: Ancenstral Records 2
History of the Northern Dynasties 《北史》 卷四十五 列傳第三十三: 裴叔業 夏侯道遷 李元護 席法友 王世弼 江悅之 淳于誕 沈文秀 張讜 李苗 劉藻 傅永 傅竪眼 張烈 李叔彪 路恃慶 房亮 曹世表 潘永基 朱元旭 Volume 45 Biographies 33: Pei Shuye, Xiahou Daoqian, Li Yuanhu, Xi Fayou, Wang Shibi, Jiang Yuezhi, Chun Yudan, Shen Wenxiu, Zhang Dang, Li Miao, Liu Zao, Fu Yong, Fu Shuyan, Zhang Lie, Li Shubiao, Lu Shiqing, Fang Liang, Cao Shibiao, Pan Yongji, Zhu Yuanxu 2
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷84 列傳第49 北狄 Volume 84 Biographies 49: The Beidi 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
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
帝弯 帝彎 帝彎弧發矢 Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷5 高宗紀 Volume 5 Annals: Gaozong (Emperor Wencheng) 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
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
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