Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

开 (開) kāi

  1. kāi verb to open
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Actions 行为
    Notes: In the sense of 开通 (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 1; GHC '开' 2; NCCED 1 '开' 1)
  2. kāi proper noun Kai
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Name 名字
    Notes: (ABC 'kāi' 开 n 2; GHC '开' 10)
  3. kāi verb to hold an event
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Actions 行为
    Notes: For example, 开会 'to have a meeting' (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 9; GHC '开' 7; NCCED 1 '开' 12)
  4. kāi verb to drive / to operate
    Domain: Mechanical 机械
    Notes: For example, 开车 'drive a car' (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 6; NCCED 1 '开' 3)
  5. kāi verb to boil
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Temperature 温度
    Notes: For example, 开水 'boil water' (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 13; NCCED 1 '开' 16)
  6. kāi verb to melt
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Temperature 温度
    Notes: (NCCED 1 '开' 7)
  7. kāi verb to come loose / to break open
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Motion 运动
    Notes: (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 4; NCCED 1 '开' 6)
  8. kāi verb to depart / to move
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Motion 运动
    Notes: (GHC '开' 6)
  9. kāi verb to write
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Writing 写作
    Notes: Such as, to write a prescription, a check, etc (NCCED 1 '开' 13)
  10. kāi verb to issue
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Writing 写作
    Notes: For example, 开工资 'to issue wages' (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 15; NCCED 1 '开' 15)
  11. kāi verb to lift restrictions
    Domain: Law 法律
    Notes: (NCCED 1 '开' 9)
  12. kāi verb indicates expansion or continuation of a process
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Used after a verb or an adjective (NCCED 3 '开' 2)
  13. kāi verb to switch on
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Actions 行为
    Notes: As in switch on machinery or a light (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 4; NCCED 1 '开' 2)
  14. kāi verb to run / to set up
    Domain: Administration 管理
    Notes: As in run a company, in the sense of 建立 'to establish' (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 8; GHC '开' 3; NCCED 1 '开' 11)
  15. kāi verb to fire
    Domain: Administration 管理
    Notes: As in fire an employee (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 14; NCCED 1 '开' 17)
  16. kāi verb to eat
    Domain: Spoken Language 口语
    Notes: (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 16; NCCED 1 '开' 18)
  17. kāi verb to clear
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Nature 大自然
    Notes: Of weather (NCCED 1 '开' 19)
  18. kāi verb to divide
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Process 过程
    Notes: In the sense of 分开 (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 10; GHC '开' 8; NCCED 1 '开' 20)
  19. kāi noun a division of standard size paper
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Writing 写作
    Notes: (ABC 'kāi' 开 n 1; NCCED 1 '开' 21)
  20. kāi measure word carat
    Domain: Jewelry 配饰
    Notes: (ABC 'kāi' 开 n 3; NCCED 2 '开' 1)
  21. kāi measure word Kelvin
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Temperature 温度
    Notes: A measure of temperature, abbreviation for 开尔文 (NCCED 2 '开' 2)
  22. kāi adverb complement of result
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Often acts as a complement of result expressing that the preceding verb acheives the result of opening or moving something from its original position. For example, 打开、解开等 (ABC 'kāi' 开 ad 1; NCCED 3 '开' 1)
  23. kāi verb to develop land / to reclaim land
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Actions 行为
    Notes: In the sense of 开发地 'to develop land' (ABC 'kāi' 开 v 2; GHC '开' 4; NCCED 1 '开' 8)
  24. kāi verb to reveal / to display
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 展示 (GHC '开' 5)
  25. kāi verb to inspire
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 启发 (GHC '开' 6)

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷七十  志第二十一:  禮樂四 Volume 70 Treatises 23: Rites and Music 4 95
History of the Northern Dynasties 《北史》 卷九十二 列傳第八十:  恩幸 Volume 92 Biographies 80: Noble Favorites 77
History of Ming 《明史》 卷八十五 志第六十一 河渠三 Volume 85 Treatises 61: Rivers and Canals 3 60
Book of Northern Qi 《北齊書》 卷五十 補列傳第四二 恩倖 Volume 50 Biographies 42: Favored by Nobles 55
History of Ming 《明史》 卷八十四 志第六十 河渠二 Volume 84 Treatises 60: Rivers and Canals 2 51
History of Ming 《明史》 卷八十八 志第六十四 河渠六 Volume 88 Treatises 64: Rivers and Canals 6 41
History of Song 《宋史》 卷九十五 志第四十八 河渠五 Volume 95 Treatises 48: Rivers and Canals 5 41
History of the Northern Dynasties 《北史》 卷五十三 列傳第四十一: 万俟普 可朱渾元 劉豐 破六韓常 金祚 劉貴 蔡雋 韓賢 尉長命 王懷 任祥 莫多婁貸文 厙狄迴洛 厙狄盛 張保洛 侯莫陳相 薛孤延 斛律羌舉 張瓊 宋顯 王則 慕容紹宗 叱列平 步大汗薩 薛脩義 慕容儼 潘樂 彭樂 暴顯 皮景和 綦連猛 元景安 獨孤永業 鮮于世榮 傅伏 Volume 53 Biographies 41: Wan Sipu, Kezhui Hunyuan, Liu Feng, Poli Hanchang, Jin Zuo, Liu Gui, Cai Jun, Han Xian, Wei Zhangming, Wan Huai, Ren Xiang, Moduoluo Daiwen, Shedi Huiluo, She Dicheng, Zhang Baoluo, Houmo Chenxiang, Xue Guyan, Hulu Qiangju, Zhang Qiong, Song Xian, Wang Ze, Murong Shaozong, Chi Lieping, Buda Hansa, Xue Xiuyi, Murong Yan, Pan Le, Peng le, Bao Xian, Pi Jinghe, Qi Lianmeng, Yuan Jingan, Dugu Yongye, Xianyu Shirong, Fu Fu 41
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷11 廢出三帝紀 前廢帝廣陵王 Volume 11 Annals: Three Emperors that Fled - Emperor Qianfei, Prince of Guangling (also Emperor Houfei and Emperor Xiaowu) 41
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷八十七 列傳第四十七 蕭惠開 殷琰 Volume 87 Biographies 47: Xiao Huikai, Yin Yan 38

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
开静 開靜 凡物開靜 Guanzi 《管子》 幼官第八 Chapter 8: Young Officials 10
物开 物開 凡物開靜 Guanzi 《管子》 幼官第八 Chapter 8: Young Officials 10
开阖 開闔 此言聖人之動靜開闔 Guanzi 《管子》 宙合第十一 Chapter 11: Zhou He 8
开闭 開閉 以時開閉 Guanzi 《管子》 立政第四 Chapter 4: Establishing Governance 6
开塞 開塞 明於禁舍開塞之道 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷十五 兵略訓 Chapter 15: Military Planning 5
微子开 微子開 以微子開代殷後 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou 4
开阡 開阡 為田開阡陌 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin 3
舍开 舍開 明於禁舍開閉之道 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷八 本經訓 Chapter 8: Base Warp 3
天方开 天方開 天方開楚 Garden of Stories 《說苑》 卷十二 奉使 Chapter 12: Receiving and Implementing Orders 3
田开 田開 為田開阡陌 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin 3