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这 (這) zhè zhèi

  1. zhè pronoun this / these
    Domain: 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: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Demonstrative Pronoun 指示代词
    Notes: Alternate pronunciation (NCCED '这' zhèi)
  3. zhè pronoun now
    Domain: 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

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
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

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
提起土地 文学 Literature - Fragment b (2016-02-04) in Media articles 1
刘广元不及推开窗户 文学 Literature - Fragment c (2016-02-04) in Media articles 2
最大特点颠覆以往中国大陆写作主题思维先行做法 文学 Literature - Fragment g (2016-02-04) in Media articles 1
回顾一路创作经历 文学 Literature - Fragment i (2016-02-04) in Media articles 2
一些聚会制造话题 猴年 Year of the Monkey - Fragment a (2016-01-30) in Media articles 1
没有什么对不起地方 Luotuo Xiangzi 《骆驼祥子》 in A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She 2
Teahouse - Act I (Part) 《茶馆》 第一幕 (部分) in A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She 1
便是氣象 《先進第十一》 Commentary on Xian Jin XI in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1
《告子章句下》 Commentary on Gaozi II in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1