Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

xìn

  1. xìn verb to believe / to trust
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Thought 思想
    Notes: 信 is synonymous with 相信 or 信任 in this sense (FE '信' 3; GDC '信' 5; Kroll '信' 1a)
  2. xìn noun a letter
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 信 is synonymous with 书信 in this sense (FE '信' 6; Kroll '信' 5)
  3. xìn noun evidence
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 信物 (FE '信' 7; GHC '信' 7; Kroll '信' 2a)
  4. xìn noun faith / confidence
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Concept: Mental Factor 心所
    Notes: In a Buddhist context translates the Sanskrit: śraddhā, Pāli: saddhā. Faith is the first in the four stages of practice 信解行证 and the first of the 五力 pañcabala 'five powers'; FGS translation standard: Faith (BL 'śraddhā'; FE '信' 1; FGDB '信'; Kroll '信' 1c).
  5. xìn adjective honest / sincere / true
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 信 is synonymous with 诚 in this sense (FE '信' 1; GHC '信' 1; Kroll '信' 1)
  6. xìn verb to keep one's word
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
  7. xìn noun proof / a certificate / a receipt / a voucher
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 信 is synonymous with 凭证 in this sense (Kroll '信' 2)
  8. xìn noun an official holding a document
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Such as a document or letter to be delivered as a diplomatic mission (FE '信' 4; GHC '信' 8; Kroll '信' 3)
  9. xìn adverb willfully / randomly
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 信 is synonymous with 随便 in this sense (FE '信' 8)
  10. xìn adverb truly
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: May be used in Literary Chinese to emphasize a supposition in a complex sentence with a subordinating conjunction (like 'if') (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 153; Kroll '信' 1b; GHC '信' 2).
  11. xìn noun a gift
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '信' 6)
  12. xìn noun credit
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 信用 (GHC '信' 3)
  13. xìn adverb on time / regularly
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 准时 (FE '信' 9; GHC '信' 4)
  14. xìn adjective to lodge in one place two or more nights in a row
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (GHC '信' 10; Kroll '信' 4)
  15. xìn noun news / a message
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (FE '信' 5)
  16. xìn noun arsenic
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 信石 (CCD 2 '信')

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷三十四 韓彭英盧吳傳 Volume 34: Han, Peng, Ying, Lu and Wu 116
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《淮陰侯列傳》 Biography of the Marquis of Huaiyin 111
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷二十 趙三 Chapter 20: Zhao III 44
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 42
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 36
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷十八 趙一 Chapter 18: Zhao I 32
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷八十四 翟方進傳 Volume 84: Zhai Fangjin 28
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷三十三 魏豹田儋韓王信傳 Volume 33: Wei Bao, Tian Dan and Hán Xin (King of Han) 28
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《高祖功臣侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Officials who became Marquises in the Time of Gaozu 25
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷一下 高帝紀下 Volume 1: Annals of Emperor Gaozu 2 23

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
信谗 信讒 宣公多信讒 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧陳‧防有鵲巢 Lessons from the states - Odes of Chen - Fang You Que Chao 5
君子信 君子信 君子信讒 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧節南山之什‧小弁 Minor odes of the kingdom - Jie Nan Shan Zhi Shen - Xiao Bian 4
弃信 棄信 棄信背鄰 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 4
信南山 信南山 信南山 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧谷風之什‧信南山 Minor odes of the kingdom - Gu Feng Zhi Shen - Xin Nan Shan 3
信人 信人 無信人之言 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄭‧揚之水 Lessons from the states - Odes of Zheng - Yang Zhi Shui 2
民信 民信 民信之矣 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 12. 《顏淵》 Yan Yuan 2
信在 信在 信在大夫也 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 2
未信 未信 未信則以為厲己也 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 19. 《子張》 Zi Zhang 2
信吴 信吳 王唯信吳 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 2
知信 知信 民不知信 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 2