1. pronoun I / me / my
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Personal Pronoun 人称代词
    Notes: 我 is used as a first person pronoun in both modern (NCCED '我' 1) and literary Chinese. For example, in modern Chinese: 我比你岁数大点 'I am a little older than you.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 174) In literary Chinese, 我 was used as a first person pronoun as early as preclassical times in the Shang Dynasty (Guoyu '我' pronoun 1; Kroll 2015 '我' 1, p. 478; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 76). 我 is the fifth most frequently used word in the Beijing Language Institute's 1985 frequency wordlist (Ho 2002, '我'; XHZD '我', p. 792).
  2. noun self / ātman / attan
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: ātman, Pali: attan; Japanese: ga; the agent controlling the mind and body that passes from lifetime to lifetime, in contrast to anātman (BL 'ātman', p. 78; FGDB '我'; Guoyu '我' n 1; Kroll 2015 '我' 2, p. 478)
  3. pronoun we / our
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Personal Pronoun 人称代词
    Notes: In the sense of 己方; for example, 我国 'our country' (Guoyu '我' pronoun 2; Ho 2002, '我'; NCCED '我' 2)
  4. adjective [my] dear
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In a friendly manner (Guoyu '我' adj)
  5. proper noun Wo
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '我' n 2)

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