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问 (問) wén wèn

  1. wèn verb to ask
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Language 语言
    Notes: Used in this sense (询问) in both modern and literary Chinese (ABC '问' v 1; Ci Yuan '問' 1; CED '问' 1; GHC '问' 1; Kroll '問' 1; NCCED '问' 1)
  2. wèn verb to inquire after
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Social Interaction 交际
    Notes: In the sense of 问候 (ABC '问' v 2; CED '问' 2; Ci Yuan '問' 4; Kroll '問' 2; GHC '问' 2; NCCED '问' 2)
  3. wèn verb to interrogate
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Language 语言
    Notes: In the sense of 审问 (ABC '问' v 3; CED '问' 3; Kroll '問' 1b; GHC '问' 3; NCCED '问' 3)
  4. wèn verb to hold responsible
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Social Interaction 交际
    Notes: (ABC '问' v 4; CED '问' 4; NCCED '问' 4)
  5. wèn verb to request something
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Social Interaction 交际
    Notes: (ABC '问' v 5; CED '问' 5; Kroll '問' 1a)
  6. wèn verb to rebuke
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '問' 1c)
  7. wèn verb to send an official mission bearing gifts
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 聘问 (Ci Yuan '問' 3; Kroll '問' 3; GHC '问' 1)
  8. wèn noun news
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Ci Yuan '問' 7; Kroll '問' 4; NCCED '问' 8)
  9. wèn verb to propose marriage
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '問' 5)
  10. wén verb to inform
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: As a variant of 闻 (Ci Yuan '問' 8; Kroll '問' 6; GHC '问' 7, 8)
  11. wèn verb to research
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 研究 (GHC '问' 5)
  12. wèn proper noun Wen
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (GHC '问' 11)
  13. wèn preposition to
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 向 (GHC '问' 9; NCCED '问' 7)
  14. wèn noun a question
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (NCCED '问' 9)

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Truncated for common words

CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《知北遊》 Knowledge Rambling in the North 33
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《顏淵第十二》 Commentary on Yan Yuan XII 32
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《仲尼弟子列傳》 Biographies of the disciples of Zhongni 31
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《先進第十一》 Commentary on Xian Jin XI 22
The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 12. 《顏淵》 Yan Yuan 20
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I 18
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《公孫丑章句上》 Commentary on Gong Sun Chou I 18
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《憲問第十四》 Commentary on Xian Wen XIV 18
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《子路第十三》 Commentary on Zi Lu XIII 17
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《孔子世家》 House of Confucius 16

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
问孝 問孝 孟懿子問孝 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng 5
子问 子問 孟懿子問孝 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng 2
事问 事問 每事問 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi 2

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
何处 Random Lines on Home-Coming in Selections of Tang Poetry 1
Bidding Adieu to a Friend in Selections of Tang Poetry 4
如果聚会属相 猴年 Year of the Monkey - Fragment a (2016-01-30) in Media articles 2
基本笔画(颜体) Fundamental Strokes (Yanti) in An introduction to Chinese calligraphy 1
子貢 1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 8
3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 7
5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3
6. 《雍也》 Yong Ye in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 6
《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 10
《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 13
孔子 《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 18
子思 《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 9
百年 《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 8
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 5
仲尼 《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 7
晉平公師曠 Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 4
因而 Selections from Zhuang Zi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 3
使 Selections from Han Feizi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
《釋言》 Explanation of Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
三十 《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
所以 《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 3
《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 9