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边 (邊) biān

  1. biān noun side / boundary
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Position 位
    Notes: For example, 渔妇的船就停在河边 'The fisherwoman's boat stopped at the side of the river.' (Ye Shengtao, 1999, p. 24)
  2. biān adverb on the one hand / on the other hand / doing while
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Correlative 关联词
    Notes: The form 边…边… is usually used to indicate that two actions are occuring at the same time. It is often used in coordinate complex sentences. When the following verb is monosyllabic 一边 can be abbreviated to 边.
  3. biān suffix suffix of a noun of locality
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Used to form a noun of locality by appending to the noun. For example, 上边 top and 外边 outside (Norman 1988, p. 162)
  4. biān noun frontier / border
    Domain: Geography 地理
    Notes: Synonymous with 边境 in this sense
  5. biān noun end / extremity / limit
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 尽头 in this sense
  6. biān verb to be near / to approach
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonymous with 靠近 in this sense

Contained in

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Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《匈奴列傳》 Treatise on the Xiongnu 26
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《平準書》 Equalization 11
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《孝文本紀》 Annals of the Xiaowen Emperor 6
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《韓信盧綰列傳》Biographies of Han Xin (King of Han) and Lu Wan 5
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《衛將軍驃騎列傳》 Biography of Cavalry General Wei 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《南越列傳》 Treatise on the Nanyue 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《廉頗藺相如列傳》 Biographies of Lian Po and Lin Xiangru 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《三王世家》 House of the Three Kings 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《楚世家》 House of Chu 4

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
边邑 邊邑 其在邊邑 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《玉藻》 The Jade-Bead Pendants of the Royal Cap 2

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
Crows Croaking at Dusk in Selections of Tang Poetry 1
《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《玉藻》 The Jade-Bead Pendants of the Royal Cap in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《深衣》 The Long Dress in One Piece in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
有人 《天道》 The Way of Heaven in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《釋詁》 Explanation of Old Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋木》 Explanation of Trees in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
大夫作亂 《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
益發 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 4
《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《呂太后本紀》Annals of Empress Dowager Lü in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《艸部》 Cǎo Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《口部》 Kǒu Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《殳部》 Shū Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《竹部》 Zhú Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 2
《邑部》 Yì Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
Crows Croaking at Dusk in Selections of Tang Poetry 2