Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

pronoun each / every
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量 , Concept: Demonstrative Pronoun 指示代词
Notes: Also classified as a determiner. 各 is used in this sense in both modern and Literary Chinese. For example, in modern Chinese, 各类美术作品 'all kinds of artworks.' (XHN 2015-12-25) In Literary Chinese it refers to the subject of a sentence (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 130). 各欲正己也 'Each State wishing itself to be corrected ...' (Mengzi: 14.4/73/23, translation by Legge)

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
New Book of Tang 《新唐書》 卷四十九上   志第三十九上 百官四上 Volume 49a Treatises 44: Official Posts 4a 220
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百四十七 志第一百 儀衞五 Volume 147 Treatises 100: Ceremonial Guards 5 185
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷八十九 志第三十九:  百官五 Volume 89 Treatises 42: Official Posts 5 177
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百八十八 志第一百四十一 兵二 Volume 188 Treatises 141: Military 2 173
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷28 志第23 百官下 Volume 28 Treatises 23: Government Offices 3 169
History of Ming 《明史》 卷七十二 志第四十八 職官一 Volume 72 Treatises 48: Official Posts 1 160
New Book of Tang 《新唐書》 卷二十三上   志第十三上  儀衛上 Volume 23a Treatises 13: Ceremonies 1 154
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百四十五 志第九十八 儀衞三 Volume 145 Treatises 98: Ceremonial Guards 3 154
History of Ming 《明史》 卷四十七 志第二十三 禮一 Volume 47 Treatises 23: Rites 1 150
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百八十七 志第一百四十 兵一 Volume 187 Treatises 140: Military 1 149