请 (請) qǐng

  1. qǐng verb to ask; to inquire
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 询问 (Guoyu '請' v 5; Unihan '請')
  2. qíng noun circumstances; state of affairs; situation
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 状况 (Guoyu '請' qíng n)
  3. qǐng verb to beg; to entreat
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 恳求 or 乞求 (Guoyu '請' v qǐng 1)
  4. qǐng verb please
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In modern Chinese, 请 is used to make a polite request in an imperative sentense (Sun, 2006, loc. 1445). 请 is not used as frequently or casually as the word please in English. 请 may be used in Literary Chinese in a similar sense to this sense in modern Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 138). For example, 王請度之!'I beg your Majesty to measure it.' (Mengzi: 1.7/5/12, translation by Legge)
  5. qǐng verb to invite; to request
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (Guoyu '請' v 4; Sun 2006, loc. 1939)
  6. qǐng verb to hire; to employ; to engage
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 延聘 (Guoyu '請' v qǐng 2)
  7. qǐng verb to make an appointment
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 邀约 (Guoyu '請' v qǐng 3)
  8. qǐng verb to greet
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 问候 (Guoyu '請' v qǐng 6)

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