Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

问 (問) wèn wén

  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: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '問' 1c)
  7. wèn verb to send an official mission bearing gifts
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 聘问 (Ci Yuan '問' 3; Kroll '問' 3; GHC '问' 1)
  8. wèn noun news
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Ci Yuan '問' 7; Kroll '問' 4; NCCED '问' 8)
  9. wèn verb to propose marriage
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '問' 5)
  10. wén verb to inform
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As a variant of 闻 (Ci Yuan '問' 8; Kroll '問' 6; GHC '问' 7, 8)
  11. wèn verb to research
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    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: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 向 (GHC '问' 9; NCCED '问' 7)
  14. wèn noun a question
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (NCCED '问' 9)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 58
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷九十五 列傳第六十五 藝術 Volume 95 Biographies 65: Arts 54
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 37
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二十九 魏書二十九 方技傳 Volume 29: Book of Wei 29 - Biographies of fangshis and artisans 36
History of Ming 《明史》 卷二百四十一 列傳第一百二十九 周嘉謨 張問達 汪應蛟 王紀 孫瑋 鍾羽正 陳道亨 Volume 241 Biographies 129: Zhou Jiamo, Zhang Wenda, Wang Yingjiao, Wang Ji, Sun Wei, Zhong Yuzheng, Chen Daoheng 35
History of Song 《宋史》 卷三百六十二 列傳第一百二十一 朱勝非 呂頤浩 范宗尹 范致虛 呂好問 Volume 362 Biographies 121: Zhu Shengfei, Lu Yihao, Fan Zongyin, Fan Zhixu, Lu Haowen 35
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷十四 魏書十四 程郭董劉蔣劉傳 Volume 14: Book of Wei 14 - Biographies of Cheng, Dong, Guo, Liu, Jiang, and Liu 34
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《知北遊》 Knowledge Rambling in the North 33
Exemplary Figures 《法言》 卷十 重黎 Chapter 10: Chong and Li 31
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷一百〇二 志第五十: 刑法一 Volume 102 Treatises 55: Punishment and Law 1 31

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
子问 子問 楚子問之 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 14
公问 公問 公問之 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 12
侯问 侯問 晉侯問原守於寺人勃鞮 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 10
敢问 敢問 敢問所安 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 序 Preface 8
王问 王問 王問諸屈巫 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 5
使问 使問 使問 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 4
问何谓 問何謂 敢問何謂也 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 3
人问 人問 人問其故 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 桓公 Lord Huan 3
问师 問師 季文子問師數於臧武仲 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 2
问晋 問晉 且問晉故 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 2