Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

这 (這) zhèi zhè

  1. zhè pronoun this / these
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Demonstrative Pronoun 指示代词
    Notes: 这 is often followed by a measure word, such as 个, emphasizing 'this' particular thing. For example, 对这个消息 'regarding this information ...' (Lao She, 2003, p. 235) 这 is always placed before the noun that it refers to. Its part of speech is also classified as a determiner. The use of this character as a demonstrative pronoun began in vernacular texts from the Tang (Norman 1988, p. 119). 这 is the 13th most frequently used word in the Beijing Language Institute's 1985 frequency wordlist (Ho, 2002, '这'; NCCED '这' 1).
  2. zhèi pronoun this / these
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Demonstrative Pronoun 指示代词
    Notes: Colloqial use (NCCED '这' zhèi; Sun 2006, loc. 1818)
  3. zhè pronoun now
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: For example, 在这之后 'after this ...' (VOA, 2007-7-5) 这 refers to a time in this sense (NCCED '这' 4).

Contained in

这里这么这些这样这个这边这儿这会儿这样一来这么着这种

Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧周南‧卷耳 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Zhou And The South - Juan Er 1
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《先進第十一》 Commentary on Xian Jin XI 1
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《告子章句下》 Commentary on Gaozi II 1