Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

rán

  1. rán adverb correct / right / certainly
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 对 or 正確 (Guoyu '然' adj; Unihan '然')
  2. rán pronoun so / thus
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 如此 (Guoyu '然' pronoun)
  3. rán verb to approve / to endorse
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 赞同 (Guoyu '然' v 2)
  4. rán verb to burn
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: This is the original form of the character 燃 (Guoyu '然' v 1).
  5. rán verb to pledge / to promise
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Unihan '然')
  6. rán conjunction but
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 但是 or 可是 (Guoyu '然' conj 1)
  7. rán conjunction although / even though
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 虽 (Guoyu '然' conj 2)
  8. rán conjunction after / after that / afterwards
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: In the sense of 然后 (Guoyu '然' conj 3)
  9. rán particle used after a verb
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: A function word used after a verb (Guoyu '然' particle 1)
  10. rán particle used at the end of a sentence
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Expressing a tone of confirmation or certainty (Guoyu '然' particle 2)
  11. rán particle expresses doubt
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: A function word expressing doubt (Guoyu '然' particle 3)
  12. rán interjection ok / alright
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: An interjection expressing acknowledgement (Guoyu '然' interjection)
  13. rán proper noun Ran
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '然' n 1)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Xunzi 《荀子》 非十二子篇第六 Chapter 6: Against the Twelve Masters 51
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷五十六 吳書十一 朱治朱然呂範朱桓傳 Volume 56: Book of Wu 11 - Biographies of Zhu Zhi, Zhu Ran, Lü Fan, and Zhu Huan 49
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷四十六 列傳第十六 劉頌 李重 Volume 46 Biographies 16: Liu Song; Li Zhong 47
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十一 Scroll 11 47
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷十四 魏書十四 程郭董劉蔣劉傳 Volume 14: Book of Wei 14 - Biographies of Cheng, Dong, Guo, Liu, Jiang, and Liu 44
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷十 魏書十一 袁張涼國田王邴管傳 Volume 10: Book of Wei 10 - Biographies of Xun Yu, Xun You, and Jia Xu 44
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷十一 魏書十一 袁張涼國田王邴管傳 Volume 11: Book of Wei 11 - Biographies of Yuan, Zhang, Liang, Guo, Tian, Wang, Bing, and Guan 44
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 42
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《公孫丑章句上》 Commentary on Gong Sun Chou I 41
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷四十二 Scroll 42 41