Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

tōng

  1. tōng verb to go through / to open
    Domain: Communications 通讯
    Notes: (Unihan '通')
  2. tōng adjective open
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Form 形态
  3. tōng measure word measure word for actions
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
  4. tōng verb to connect
    Domain: Communications 通讯
    Notes: 通 is synonymous with 连接 in this sense. Etymology: 通:達也。(Shuo Wen)
  5. tōng verb to know well
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Thought 思想
    Notes: 通 is synonymous with 了解 or 精通 in this sense.
  6. tōng noun a spiritual power / supernatural powers / a remarkable ability / a magical power
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: See 神通
  7. tōng verb to report
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Thought 思想
    Notes: 通 is synonymous with 通报 in this sense.
  8. tōng verb to commit adultery
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Thought 思想
    Notes: 通 is synonymous with 通奸 in this sense.
  9. tōng adjective common
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 通 is synonymous with 共同 in this sense (Unihan '通').

Contained in

通过普通交通通知南通通用通信即时通信通讯录沟通通道网通中国网通通常开通通讯串通通州区连通直通联通流通通达普通话通讯频带交通工具通用网关接口通用公共许可証通顺畅通精通通用串行总线通报通风通告通航通红通货膨胀通商通俗通行通讯社相通扑通上海交通大学神通交通警察疏通通路万事亨通通晓

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Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷十五 李王鄧來列傳 Volume 15: Biographies of Li, Wang, Deng, Lai 39
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷四十五 蒯伍江息夫傳 Volume 45: Kuai , Wu, Jiang and Xifu 33
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷四十三 酈陸朱劉叔孫傳 Volume 43: Li, Lu, Zhu, Liu and Shusun 33
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷十八 魏書十八 二李臧文呂許典二龐閻傳 Volume 18: Book of Wei 18 - Biographies of the two Lis, Zang, Wen, Lü, Xu, Dian, the two Pangs, and Yan 33
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷十三 志第三 歷下 Volume 13 Treatises 3: Calendar 2 31
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷十八 志第八 律曆下 Volume 18 Treatises 8: Rhythm and the Calendar Part Three 27
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《劉敬叔孫通列傳》 Biographies of Liu Jing and Shusun Tong 26
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷十二 志第二 歷上 Volume 12 Treatises 2: Calendar 1 26
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷十四 志第四 禮一 Volume 14 Treatises 4: Rituals 1 24
Book of Liang 《梁書》 卷五十四 列傳第四十八 諸夷 Volume 54: Various Barbarians 24

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
修通 修通 坦氣修通 Guanzi 《管子》 幼官第八 Chapter 8: Young Officials 10
通嗣 通嗣 通嗣君也 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 6
上通 上通 上通而不困 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《儒行》 The Conduct of the Scholar 5
属通 屬通 弟兄不得以屬通 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 5
始通 始通 始通也 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 4
通吴 通吳 乃通吳于晉 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 4
通外 通外 通外內之言以事君 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 4
通财 通財 六曰通財 Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 地官司徒 第二 2. Office of Earth and Minster of Education and Social Welfare 3
通四方 通四方 或通四方之珍異以資之 Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 冬官考工記 第六 6. Office of Winter and Inspection Records 3
通滥 通濫 通濫也 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 3