Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

请 (請) qǐng qíng

  1. qǐng verb to ask / to inquire
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Language 语言
    Notes: In the sense of 询问 (Guoyu '請' v 5; Unihan '請')
  2. qíng noun circumstances / state of affairs / situation
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 状况 (Guoyu '請' qíng n)
  3. qǐng verb to beg / to entreat
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    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 , Subdomain: Social Interaction 交际
    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 , Subdomain: Social Interaction 交际
    Notes: (Guoyu '請' v 4; Sun 2006, loc. 1939)
  6. qǐng verb to hire / to employ / to engage
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 延聘 (Guoyu '請' v qǐng 2)
  7. qǐng verb to make an appointment
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 邀约 (Guoyu '請' v qǐng 3)
  8. qǐng verb to greet
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 问候 (Guoyu '請' v qǐng 6)

Contained in

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Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《齊太公世家》 House of Duke Tai of Qi 23
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《晉世家》 House of Jin 21
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《龜策列傳》 Biographies of Diviners 21
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《淮南衡山列傳》 Biographies of Huainan and Hengshan 20
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang 20
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《楚世家》 House of Chu 20
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《廉頗藺相如列傳》 Biographies of Lian Po and Lin Xiangru 19
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《仲尼弟子列傳》 Biographies of the disciples of Zhongni 17
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《張儀列傳》 Biography of Zhang Yi 16
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《趙世家》 House of Zhao 16

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
请见 請見 儀封人請見 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi 8
请曰 請曰 請曰 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I 4
人请 人請 儀封人請見 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi 3
请益 請益 請益 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 6. 《雍也》 Yong Ye 3
请事 請事 請事斯語矣 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 12. 《顏淵》 Yan Yuan 3
请命 請命 其大夫為之請命乎天子之使 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧唐‧無衣 Lessons from the states - Odes of Tang - Wu Yi 3
主人请 主人請 則主人請入為席 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 2
请袭 請襲 請襲於床 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I 2
席请 蓆請 奉席請何鄉 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《內則》 The Pattern of the Family 2
请退 請退 請見不請退 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《少儀》 Smaller Rules of Demeanour 2