Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

戏 (戲)

  1. noun a drama / a play / a show
    Domain: Drama 戏剧
    Notes: 戏 is synonymous with 戏剧 in this sense (Unihan '戲').
  2. verb to play with / to jest
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: For example, 二龙戏球 two dragons playing with a ball (GCED 'hsi 戲')
  3. verb to make fun of
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Humor 幽默
  4. verb to wrestle
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 戏 is synonymous with 角斗 in this sense.

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷四十五 蜀書十五 鄧張宗楊傳 Volume 45: Book of Shu 15 - Biographies of Deng, Zhang, Zong, and Yang 16
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷五十四 楊震列傳 Volume 54: Biography of Yang Zhen 13
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷二 Scroll 2 12
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十五回 Chapter 25 12
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《三王世家》 House of the Three Kings 10
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷二十九 志第九: 音樂二 Volume 29 Treatises 9: Music 2 9
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷二十一 志第十一 樂三 Volume 21 Treatises 11: Music 3 9
History of the Northern Dynasties 《北史》 卷九十  列傳第七十八: 藝術下 Volume 90 Biographies 78: Diviners 2 9
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四十下 班彪列傳 Volume 40b: Biography of Ban Biao 2 9
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷一百〇五 志第五十三: 刑法四 Volume 105 Treatises 58: Punishment and Law 4 9


Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
游戏 游戲 其游戲 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou 7
博戏 博戲 弋獵博戲 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《平準書》 Equalization 6
戏耳 戲耳 特與嬰兒戲耳 Han Feizi 《韓非子》 外儲說左上第三十二 Chapter 32: A Collection of Sayings III 5
罢戏 罷戲 諸侯罷戲下 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 5
虙戏 虙戲 自理國虙戲以來 Guanzi 《管子》 輕重戊第八十四 Chapter 84: Weight V 4
伏戏 伏戲 伏戲 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷六 覽冥訓 Chapter 6: Observing the Obscure 4
戏阳 戲陽 卒于戲陽 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 4
敢戏 敢戲 不敢戲談 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧節南山之什‧節南山 Minor odes of the kingdom - Jie Nan Shan Zhi Shen - Jie Nan Shan 4
子戏 子戲 齊有狗盜之子與刖危子戲而相誇 Han Feizi 《韓非子》 外儲說左下第三十三 Chapter 33: A Collection of Sayings IV 3
戏笑 戲笑 戲笑超距 Guanzi 《管子》 輕重丁第八十三 Chapter 83: Weight IV 3