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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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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《淮陰侯列傳》 Biography of the Marquis of Huaiyin 143
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu 35
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《韓信盧綰列傳》Biographies of Han Xin (King of Han) and Lu Wan 33
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 33
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《匈奴列傳》 Treatise on the Xiongnu 20
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 19
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《張耳陳餘列傳》 Biographies of Zhang Er and Chen Yu 18
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《樊酈滕灌列傳》 Biographies of Fan, Li, Teng and Guan 17
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《太史公自序》 Autobiographical Afterword of the Grand Historian 17
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《陳丞相世家》 House of Chancellor Chen 17

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
民信 民信 民信之矣 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 12. 《顏淵》 Yan Yuan 2
好信 好信 上好信 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 13. 《子路》 Zi Lu 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

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 4
2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
未能 5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3
7. 《述而》 Shu Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
8. 《泰伯》 Tai Bo in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
交游 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
《禮運》 Ceremonial Usages; their Origins, Development, and Intention in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 7
可行 《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
寡人 《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
有情 《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
知情 《應帝王》 The Normal Course for Rulers and Kings in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
國人 Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
Selections from Stratagems of the Warring States in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
《釋詁》 Explanation of Old Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋訓》 Explanation of Instructions in Er Ya 《爾雅》 2
《釋地》 Explanation of Earth in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 4
道德 《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 6
號曰 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 10
《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 19