Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

几 (幾) jǐ jī

  1. number several
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: 几 can represent an approximate number between one and nine. For example, in spoken Chinese, 你帮几天忙好了 'Please help for a few days.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 176; Guoyu '幾' jǐ adj 2; Kroll '幾' jǐ 2)
  2. pronoun how many
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量 , Concept: Interrogative Pronoun 疑问代词
    Notes: 几 may be used when an integer number between 1 and 9 is expected. It is used in this sense as an interrogative pronoun in both modern and Literary Chinese (Norman 1988, p. 119; Sun 2006, loc 2442; ; Guoyu '幾' jǐ adj 1; Kroll '幾' jǐ 1).
  3. noun Kangxi radical 16
    Domain: Radicals 部首
    Notes: A small table (ABC back cover; GHC p. 7)
  4. adjective subtle / invisible / imperceptible
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 细微 (Guoyu '幾' jī adj 1; Kroll '幾' jī 1)
  5. noun sign / omen
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 预兆 (Guoyu '幾' jī n 1; Kroll '幾' jī 1a)
  6. adverb nearly / almost
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '幾' jī adv 1; Kroll '幾' jī 2)
  7. verb near to
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '幾' jī 2a)
  8. noun imminent danger
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '幾' jī adj 2; Kroll '幾' jī 3)
  9. noun circumstances
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '幾' jī 4)
  10. noun duration / time
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '幾' jī 5)
  11. adjective opportunity
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 机会 (Kroll '幾' jī 5a)
  12. adjective never has / hasn't yet
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 几曾 (Guoyu '幾' jī adv 2)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷二十七 韓二 Chapter 27: Han II 61
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第六回 Chapter 6 27
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第五回 Chapter 5 24
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第三回 Chapter 3 23
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第十四回 Chapter 14 22
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第十九回 Chapter 19 20
History of Song 《宋史》 卷三百八十二 列傳第一百四十一 張燾 黃中 孫道夫 曾幾 勾濤 李彌遜 Volume 382 Biographies 141: Zhang Dao, Huang Zhong, Sun Daofu, Ceng Ji, Gou Tao, Li Mixun 20
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十四回 Chapter 24 19
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第五十五回 Chapter 55 18
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第十三回 Chapter 13 17

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
仲几 仲幾 仲幾為左師 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 15
几筵 幾筵 圍布几筵 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 8
筵几 筵幾 皆主人筵几於廟 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《昏義》 The Meaning of the Marriage Ceremony 8
几亡 幾亡 國幾亡 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 7
授几 授幾 授几有緝御 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧生民之什‧行葦 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Sheng Min - Xing Wei 6
几杖 幾杖 則必賜之几杖 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 6
玉几 玉幾 憑玉几 Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 顧命 Zhou Shu - Testamentary Charge 5
右几 右幾 右几 The Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial 《儀禮》 士昬禮 第二 2. Nuptial rites for a common officer 5
国几 國幾 國幾亡 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 5
拂几 拂幾 主人拂几授校 The Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial 《儀禮》 士昬禮 第二 2. Nuptial rites for a common officer 4