Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

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

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Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷二十九 志第十九 符瑞下 Volume 29 Treatises 19: Auspicious Signs 3 177
Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷四 墜形訓 Chapter 4: Terrestrial Forms 112
Daode Jing 《道德經》 With commentary by 王弼 Wang Bi 92
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷十六 志第六 律曆上 Volume 16 Treatises 6: Rhythm and the Calendar Part One 75
Liezi 《列子》 卷第一 天瑞篇 Chapter 1: Heaven's Gifts 62
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷八十八 儒林傳 Volume 88: Confucian Scholars 61
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第一 律曆上 律準 候氣 Volume 91: Rhythm and the Calendar Part One 60
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 58
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十八 志第十八 五行中 Volume 28 Treatises 18: Five Elements Part Two 57
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷二十七 志第十七 符瑞上 Volume 27 Treatises 17: Auspicious Signs 1 56

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
生民 生民 生民 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧生民之什‧生民 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Sheng Min - Sheng Min 7
葛生 葛生 葛生 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧唐‧葛生 Lessons from the states - Odes of Tang - Ge Sheng 5
申生 申生 生秦穆夫人及大子申生 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 5
彭生 彭生 使公子彭生乘公 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 桓公 Lord Huan 5
姬生 姬生 大戎狐姬生重耳 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 5
子生 子生 仲子生而有文在其手 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 4
生魄 生魄 既生魄 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 武成 Zhou Shu - Successful Completion of the War 3
寤生 寤生 莊公寤生 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 3
归生 歸生 歸生奚齊 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 3
生之后 生之後 我生之後 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧王‧兔爰 Lessons from the states - Odes of Wang - Tu Yuan 3