Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

zǐ zi

  1. bound form child / son
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Family 家
    Notes: For example, 子女 sons and daughters (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 1; Guoyu '子' n 3; NCCED '子' 1)
  2. noun egg / newborn
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Nature 大自然
    Notes: (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 4; Guoyu '子' n 5; NCCED '子' 7)
  3. noun first earthly branch
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Time 时间 , Concept: Earthly Branch 地支
    Notes: (ABC 'zǐ' 子 n 3; Guoyu '子' n 1)
  4. noun 11 p.m.-1 a.m.
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Time 时间
    Notes: (Guoyu '子' n 2)
  5. noun Kangxi radical 39
    Domain: Radicals 部首
    Notes: son, alternate form is 孑 (ABC back cover; Guoyu '子' n 13; GHC p. 7)
  6. zi suffix indicates that the the word is used as a noun
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Affixes 附类
    Notes: A suffix used in vernacular Chinese since ancient times; for example, 剪子 scissors (ABC 'zi' 子; Guoyu '子' zi; Norman 1988, p. 114)
  7. bound form pellet / something small and hard
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: For example, 子弹 bullet (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 9; NCCED '子' 10)
  8. noun master
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: A polite form of address, used in the second person in Classical Chinese; for example 孔子 [Master] Confucius (ABC 'zǐ' 子 n 1; Guoyu '子' n 8; NCCED '子' 3; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 78)
  9. noun viscount
    Domain: History 历史 , Subdomain: China 中国
    Notes: Forth of five orders of nobility 五等爵位 (ABC 'zǐ' 子 n 2; Guoyu '子' n 12; NCCED '子' 4)
  10. zi noun you / your honor
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 你 (ABC 'zǐ' 子 pr 1; Guoyu '子' pronnoun 7; NCCED '子' 5)
  11. noun masters
    Domain: Literature 文学 , Subdomain: China 中国
    Notes: One of the four traditional classifications of literary genre: 经 classics, 子 masters, 史 histories, and 集 collections (Guoyu '子' n 11; Li 2017, p. 163; NCCED '子' 6)
  12. bound form person
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As in 君子 or 男子 (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 2; NCCED '子' 2)
  13. adjective young
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 幼小的 (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 11; Guoyu '子' adj 1; NCCED '子' 8)
  14. noun seed
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Nature 大自然
    Notes: In the sense of 种子; for example, 瓜子 'mellon seed' (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 3; Guoyu '子' n 6; NCCED '子' 9)
  15. noun subordinate / subsidiary
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '子' adj 2, 3; NCCED '子' 11)
  16. noun a copper coin
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 5; NCCED '子' 12)
  17. measure word bundle
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: A bundle of something long and thin; for example, thin noodles or knitting wool (ABC 'zǐ' 子 m 1; NCCED '子' 13)
  18. bound form female dragonfly
    Domain: Biology 生物学
    Notes: (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 7)
  19. bound form constituent
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (ABC 'zǐ' 子 bf 10)
  20. noun offspring / descendants
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 后代 or 子孙 (Guoyu '子' n 4)
  21. noun dear
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: A familiar form of address used between husband and wife; for example, 內子 'wife' and 外子 'husband' (Guoyu '子' n 9)
  22. noun little one
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: A form of address used by an elder person towards a younger person (Guoyu '子' n 10)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 839
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 826
History of Ming 《明史》 卷一百〇一 表第二 諸王世表二 Volume 101 Tables 2: Princes 2 562
History of Ming 《明史》 卷一百〇二 表第三 諸王世表三 Volume 102 Tables 3: Princes 3 561
History of Ming 《明史》 卷一百 表第一 諸王世表一 Volume 100 Tables 1: Princes 1 539
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 哀公 Lord Ai 333
History of Ming 《明史》 卷一百〇四 表第五 諸王世表五 Volume 104 Tables 5: Princes 5 316
History of Ming 《明史》 卷一百〇三 表第四 諸王世表四 Volume 103 Tables 4: Princes 4 291
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 230
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 226

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
齐子 齊子 齊子由歸 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧齊‧南山 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qi - Nan Shan 9
子归 子歸 之子歸 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧召南‧江有汜 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Shao And The South - Jiang You Si 6
妇子 婦子 同我婦子 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧豳‧七月 Lessons from the states - Odes of Cao - Qi Yue 6
仲子 仲子 將仲子 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄭‧將仲子 Lessons from the states - Odes of Zheng - Jiang Zhong Zi 6
二子 二子 二子乘舟 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶‧二子乘舟 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Er Zi Cheng Zhou 6
厥子 厥子 厥子乃弗肯堂 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 大誥 Zhou Shu - Great Announcement 6
子乘 子乘 二子乘舟 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶‧二子乘舟 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Er Zi Cheng Zhou 5
子同 子同 甘與子同夢 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧齊‧雞鳴 Lessons from the states - Odes of Qi - Ji Ming 5
留子 留子 彼留子嗟 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧王‧丘中有麻 Lessons from the states - Odes of Wang - Qiu Zhong You Ma 4
冲子 沖子 汝惟沖子 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 洛誥 Zhou Shu - Announcement concerning Luo 4