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shēng

  1. shēng verb to be born / to give birth
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Nature 大自然
    Notes: In the sense of 出生 or 生育, an intransitive verb (Kroll '生' 2; ABC 'shēng' v 1; Ci Yuan '生' 2)
  2. shēng verb to live
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: A verb in literary Chinese and a bound morpheme in modern Chinese in the sense of 生活 (Kroll '生' 1; ABC 'shēng' sv 1; Ci Yuan '生' 3; GHC '生' 5)
  3. shēng adjective raw
    Domain: Food and Drink 饮食
    Notes: In the sense of 生的 (Kroll '生' 3; ABC 'shēng' sv 3; Ci Yuan '生' 7; GHC '生' 6)
  4. shēng noun a student
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: A bound form in modern Chinese, as in 学生 (Kroll '生' 5; ABC 'shēng' bf 3; GHC '生' 9)
  5. shēng noun life
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: A bound form in modern Chinese, as in 生活 (Kroll '生' 1b; ABC 'shēng' bf 1; Ci Yuan '生' 4, 5)
  6. shēng noun birth
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: jāti, Pāli: jāti (BL 'jāti'; MW 'jAti'); FGS translation standard: Birth
  7. shēng verb to produce / to give rise
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In this sense 生 has the same meaning as 生产 (Kroll '生' 2a; ABC 'shēng' v 3; GHC '生' 1). For example, 天生德於予 'Heaven produced the virtue that is in me.' (Lunyu 7:22)
  8. shēng adjective alive
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 生 has the same meaning as 活的 (Kroll '生' 1; ABC 'shēng' sv 1; Ci Yuan '生' 3; GHC '生' 3)
  9. shēng adjective a lifetime
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 一生or 一辈子 (Kroll '生' 1b; Ci Yuan '生' 6)
  10. shēng verb to initiate / to become
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: As in 生病 or 生气
  11. shēng verb to grow
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 生长 (Ci Yuan '生' 1; ABC 'shēng' v 2; GHC '生' 1)
  12. shēng adjective unfamiliar
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 生疏, as in new vocabulary 生词 (Kroll '生'' 3a; Ci Yuan '生' 7; GHC '生' 7)
  13. shēng adjective not experienced
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: As in a new hand 生手 (Kroll '生'' 3a; GHC '生' 6)
  14. shēng adjective hard / stiff / strong
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In this sense 生 has the same meaning as 硬 (ABC 'shēng' sv 6; GHC '生' 12)
  15. shēng adverb very / extremely
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In this sense 生 has the same meaning as 什 or 甚 (ABC 'shēng' adv; Ci Yuan '生' 13; GHC '生' 11)
  16. shēng noun having academic or professional knowledge
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: As in 医生 'doctor', often used in this sense as a courtesy title for a scholar (Kroll '生' 5; Ci Yuan '生' 11; GHC '生' 8)
  17. shēng noun a male role in traditional theatre
    Domain: Drama 戏剧
    Notes: As in 小生 'young boy' or 老生 'old man' (ABC 'shēng' bf 4; Ci Yuan '生' 12; GHC '生' 10)
  18. shēng noun gender
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: As in 男生 'male' or 女生 'female' (GHC '生' 16)
  19. shēng verb to develop / to grow
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (ABC 'shēng' v 2)
  20. shēng verb to set up
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 生 has the same meaning as 安装 (ABC 'shēng' v 4).
  21. shēng noun a prostitute
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 生 has the same meaning as 妓女.
  22. shēng noun a captive
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 生 has the same meaning as 俘虏.
  23. shēng noun a gentleman
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 生 has the same meaning as 先生.
  24. shēng noun Kangxi radical 100
    Domain: Radicals 部首
    Notes: Born (ABC back cover; GHC p. 7)
  25. shēng adjective unripe
    Domain: Food and Drink 饮食
    Notes: (ABC 'shēng' sv 2; Ci Yuan '生' 7)
  26. shēng noun nature
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 本性 (Ci Yuan '生' 9; GHC '生' 14)
  27. shēng verb to inherit / to succeed
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 继承 (Ci Yuan '生' 10)
  28. shēng noun destiny
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 生命 (GHC '生' 4)

Contained in

学生发生卫生间生活生意生物学科兴生物制品有限公司生产生计生态民生毕业生生存先生生肖小学生众生产生生物生效生成大学生出生医生生病生日怯生生计生计划生育生育可再生卫生人生生命卫生纸生命力生机诞生生前生涯生老病死生气花生研究生新生留学生生词生动生长一生为生

Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《酈生陸賈列傳》 Biographies of Li Yiji and Lu Gu 75
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang 50
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《儒林列傳》 Biographies of Confucian Scholars 40
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《屈原賈生列傳》 Biographies of Qu Yuan and Master Jia 33
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin 32
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《告子章句上》 Commentary on Gaozi I 32
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《晉世家》 House of Jin 28
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《十二諸侯年表》 Yearly Chronicle of the Feudal Lords 27
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《齊太公世家》 House of Duke Tai of Qi 25
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《魏公子列傳》 Biographiy of the prince of Wei 24

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
知生 知生 知生者吊 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 3
微生 微生 孰謂微生高直 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang 2

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
6. 《雍也》 Yong Ye in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
7. 《述而》 Shu Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
10. 《鄉黨》 Xiang Dang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 4
《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 9
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 6
《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 9
《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 5
《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 6
《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 19
Selections from Zhuang Zi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 4
Selections from Mencius in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 9
《釋言》 Explanation of Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋訓》 Explanation of Instructions in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
與其五穀 《釋地》 Explanation of Earth in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋草》 Explanation of Plants in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋木》 Explanation of Trees in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
神靈 《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 10
《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2