Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

这 (這) zhè zhèi

  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

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Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷97 島夷桓玄 海夷馮跋 島夷劉裕 Volume 97: Huan Xuan of the Daoyi People, Feng Ba of the Haiyi, Liu Yu of the Daoyi 20
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷105之四 天象志一之四 Volume 105d Treatise 1: Celestial Phenomena 4 15
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷105之二 天象志一之二 Volume 105b Treatise 1: Celestial Phenomena 2 15
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷105之三 天象志一之三 Volume 105c Treatise 1: Celestial Phenomena 3 14
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷113 官氏志九 Volume 113 Treatise 9: Official Ranks 12
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷98 島夷蕭道成 島夷蕭衍 Volume 98: Xiao Daocheng of the Daoyi People, Xiaoyan of the Daoyi 12
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷101 氐 吐榖渾 宕昌 高昌 鄧至 蠻 獠 Volume 101: Di Peoples, Tuyuhun, Dangchang, Gaochang, Dengzhi, Man, Liao 12
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷106上 地形志二上 Volume 106a Treatise 2: Terrain 1 10
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷102 西域 Volume 102: Western Regions 9
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷10 孝莊紀 Volume 10 Annals: Xiaozhuang (Emperor Xiaozhuang) 9