Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

shàn

  1. shàn adjective virtuous / wholesome / benevolent / well-disposed
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 善良 (CCD '善' 1; FE '善' 1; GHDC '善' 1)
  2. shàn adjective happy
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 善 is the same as 吉 (GHDC '善' 5)
  3. shàn adjective good
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 善 is the same as 良好 (CCD '善' 3)
  4. shàn adjective kind-hearted
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Morality 道德
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 善 is the same as 友好 (CCD '善' 4; GHDC '善' 2)
  5. shàn verb to be skilled at something
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 善 is the same as 工巧 (ABCE '善'; CCD '善' 7; FE '善' 2)
  6. shàn adjective familiar
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 善 is the same as 熟悉 (CCD '善' 5; GHDC '善' 7)
  7. shàn verb to repair
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (FE '善' 4)
  8. shàn verb to admire
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 善 is the same as 羡慕
  9. shàn verb to praise
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Language 语言
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 善 is the same as 赞许 (GHDC '善' 4)
  10. shàn adverb numerous / frequent / easy
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 善 is the same as 常 or 易 (CCD '善' 9; GHDC '善' 5)
  11. shàn adjective kuśala / kusala / virtuous
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: From Sanksrit: kuśala, Pali: kusala, Japanese: zen; literally meaning 'right, proper, suitable, good' in Sanskrit (BL 'kuśala'; FGDB '善'; BCSD '善'; MW 'kuśala')
  12. shàn phonetic shan
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Used in transliteration of Sanskrit loan words. For exammple, 善臂 Subāhu (BCSD '善臂')
  13. shàn proper noun Shan
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (CCD '善' 10; GHDC '善' 10)

Contained in

完善改善慈善多多益善善于能歌善舞善良妥善善知识十善业道经慈善会同心慈善会与人为善善款善心行善善行善缘广结善缘善意善无畏慈善寺大兴善寺善法善业十善善巧善财难舍鲁明善善见寺菩斯里善佩寺善信菩斯里善佩佛鄯善善跏趺坐善慧善财童子和善善财大善秋月救度安隐柔善母大柔善救度善现善现天善观善好见善逝善趣三善趣善化寺善哉

Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Daode Jing 《道德經》 With commentary by 王弼 Wang Bi 65
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 36
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷二十八 韓三 Chapter 28: Han III 33
Garden of Stories 《說苑》 卷七 政理 Chapter 7: Governance 32
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean 30
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《大學章句》 Commentary on Great Learning 28
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 28
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二十一 魏書二十一 王衛二劉傅傳 Volume 21: Book of Wei 21 - Biographies of Wang, Wei, and the two Lius 28
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句上》 Commentary on Jin Xin I 27
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 27

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
善善 善善 以明有國善善之功焉 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄭‧緇衣 Lessons from the states - Odes of Zheng - Zi Yi 10
善救 善救 善救衛也 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 9
善辞 善辭 善辭也 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 5
好善 好善 衞文公臣子多好善賢者 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄘‧干旄 Lessons from the states - Odes of Yong - Gan Mao 4
刑善 刑善 刑善也夫 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 3
曰善 曰善 君子曰善戒 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 3
举善 舉善 能舉善也 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 文公 Lord Wen 3
劝善 勸善 懲惡而勸善 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 序 Preface 3
善政 善政 德惟善政 Book of Documents 《尚書》 虞書 大禹謨 Yu Shu - Counsels of the Great Yu 3
厥善 厥善 用德彰厥善 Book of Documents 《尚書》 商書 盤庚上 Shang Shu - Pan Geng I 2