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zǐ zi

  1. noun child / son
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Family 家
  2. noun seed / egg
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Nature 大自然
  3. noun First earthly branch
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time 时间 , Concept: Earthly Branch 地支
  4. noun 11 p.m.-1 a.m.
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time 时间
  5. noun Kangxi radical 39
    Domain: Radicals 部首
    Notes: son, alternate form is 孑 (ABC back cover; GHC p. 7)
  6. zi suffix indicates that the the word is used as a noun
    Domain: Affixes 附类
    Notes: A suffix used in vernacular Chinese since ancient times (Norman 1988, p. 114)
  7. noun small pieces
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Form 形态
  8. noun a polite form of address / master
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Used in the second person in Classical Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 78)
  9. proper noun Viscount
    Domain: History 历史 , Subdomain: China 中国
    Notes: Forth of five orders of nobility 五等爵位
  10. zi foreign zi
    Domain: Foreign Language 外语
    Notes: Used to transliterate foreign names

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《晉世家》 House of Jin 156
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《楚世家》 House of Chu 127
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I 116
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《仲尼弟子列傳》 Biographies of the disciples of Zhongni 111
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《趙世家》 House of Zhao 109
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《建元已來王子侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Nobles' Sons who became Marquises since the Jianyuan period 96
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《魯周公世家》 House of Lu Zhougong 86
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《十二諸侯年表》 Yearly Chronicle of the Feudal Lords 83
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《齊太公世家》 House of Duke Tai of Qi 79
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《孔子世家》 House of Confucius 76

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
子问 子問 孟懿子問孝 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng 2
子夏 子夏 子夏曰 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1. 《學而》 Xue Er 2
子闻 子聞 子聞之曰 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi 2

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 8
3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 9
4. 《里仁》 Li Ren in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 20
為人 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 15
大夫 《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 15
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 116
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 63
《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 10
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 8
南郭 《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 22
《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
天子 《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 8
《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 22
Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 5
Selections from Stratagems of the Warring States in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 4
Selections from Zhuang Zi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 14
Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 7
Selections from Han Feizi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
子孫 《釋訓》 Explanation of Instructions in Er Ya 《爾雅》 3
《釋親》 Explanation of Family Relations in Er Ya 《爾雅》 23
《釋蟲》 Explanation of Insects in Er Ya 《爾雅》 2
《釋鳥》 Explanation of Birds in Er Ya 《爾雅》 3
《釋獸》 Explanation of Beasts in Er Ya 《爾雅》 10