Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

zhōng zhòng

  1. zhōng noun middle / during / inside
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Position 位
    Notes: For example, 布什总统在演讲中 'In the middle of President Bush's speech ...' (VOA 2007-7-5 'The Red Mosque') This sense of 中 is used in both modern and classical Chinese (Kroll '中' 1). In literary Chinese, 中:內也。 'Zhōng: inside.' (Shuo Wen Jie Zi, Gǔn Radical 《說文解字‧丨部》)
  2. zhōng adjective medium / medium sized
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: This sense of 中 is used in both modern and classical Chinese (Kroll '中' 2). For example, in literary Chinese 煨:盆中火。 'Wēi: an intermediate sized fire.' (Shuo Wen Jie Zi, Huǒ Radical 《說文解字‧火部》)
  3. zhōng proper noun China
    Domain: Geography 地理学 , Subdomain: China 中国 , Concept: Country 国家
    Notes: An abbreviation for 中国
  4. zhòng verb to hit the mark
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Motion 运动
    Notes: 中 is often used in the construction 打中. For example, ... 击球打中志愿者 '... struck the ball hitting a volunteer' (news.qtv.com.cn, Qingdao TV, 2015-11-06) 中 is used in this sense in both modern and classical Chinese (Kroll '中' 3).
  5. zhōng preposition in / amongst
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: May be classified as a localizer because it can be appended to some nouns as a suffix to indicate location.
  6. zhōng noun midday
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文

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Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷二十一 律曆志 Volume 21: Treatise on Rhythm and the Calendar 120
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷二十四 志第十四 職官 Volume 24 Treatises 14: Government Service 118
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷四十 志第三十 百官下 Volume 40 Treatises 30: Officials 2 111
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷五十九 列傳第二十九 汝南王亮 楚王瑋 趙王倫 齊王冏 長沙王乂 成都王潁 河間王顒 東海王越 Volume 59 Biographies 29: Liang, Prince Wencheng of Ru'nan; Wei, Prince Yin of Chu; Lun, Prince of Zhao; Jiong, Prince of Qi; Ai, Prince of Changsha; Ying, Prince of Chengdu; Yong, Prince of Hejian; Yue, Prince Xiaoxian of Donghai 95
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷三十九 志第二十九 百官上 Volume 39 Treatises 29: Officials 1 95
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷十四 志第四 禮一 Volume 14 Treatises 4: Rituals 1 89
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷六十八 霍光金日磾傳 Volume 68: Huo Guang and Jin Midi 79
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷六 魏書六 董二袁劉傳 Volume 6: Book of Wei 6 - Biographies of Dong, the two Yuans, and Liu 78
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二十九 魏書二十九 方技傳 Volume 29: Book of Wei 29 - Biographies of fangshis and artisans 77
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷四 魏書四 三少帝紀 Volume 4: Book of Wei 4 - Annals of the three young emperors 70

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
中军 中軍 中軍作好 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄭‧清人 Lessons from the states - Odes of Zheng - Qing Ren 47
中谷 中谷 施于中谷 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧周南‧葛覃 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Zhou And The South - Ge Tan 8
桑中 桑中 桑中 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄘‧桑中 Lessons from the states - Odes of Yong - Sang Zhong 7
方中 方中 日之方中 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶‧簡兮 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Jian Xi 5
中中 中中 厥田惟中中 Book of Documents 《尚書》 夏書 禹貢 Xia Shu - Tribute of Yu 4
王中 王中 昔在殷王中宗 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 無逸 Zhou Shu - Against Luxurious Ease 4
中宗 中宗 昔在殷王中宗 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 無逸 Zhou Shu - Against Luxurious Ease 3
中冓 中冓 中冓之言 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄘‧牆有茨 Lessons from the states - Odes of Yong - Qiang You Ci 3
门中 門中 死於門中 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 3
中林 中林 施于中林 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧周南‧兔罝 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Zhou And The South - Tu Ju 3