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谁 (誰) shéi shuí

  1. shéi pronoun who
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Interrogative Pronoun 疑问代词
    Notes: Although often spelled as shuí, the standard pronounciation is shéi.
  2. shuí pronoun who
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文 , Concept: Interrogative Pronoun 疑问代词
    Notes: 谁 may be used as an interrogative pronoun in both modern and Literary Chinese (Norman 1988, p. 119). It could be used either as the subject or the object in Literary Chinese. It is placed before the verb, even when referring to the object (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 91).

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《晉世家》 House of Jin 7
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《孔子世家》 House of Confucius 6
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《微子第十八》 Commentary on Wei Zi XVIII 5
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《世家‧吳太伯世家》 Genealogies - House of Wu Taibo 5
The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 18. 《微子》 Wei Zi 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《留侯世家》 House of Marquis of Liu 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors 4
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《齊太公世家》 House of Duke Tai of Qi 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《張耳陳餘列傳》 Biographies of Zhang Er and Chen Yu 3

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
不住 狮子会上树 Lions can climb trees - Fragment a (2015-11-02) in Media articles 1
不住 狮子会上树 Lions can climb trees - Fragment b (2015-11-02) in Media articles 1
不住 狮子会上树 Lions can climb trees - Fragment c (2015-11-02) in Media articles 1
天冷回家 老歌新唱 A new way of singing an old song - Fragment b (2016-01-26) in Media articles 2
举行全美大选决定奥巴马继任者 奥巴马移民行政令一案 First case for Obama administration immigration law - Fragment b (2016-01-19) in Media articles 1
知道 Teahouse - Act III (Part) 《茶馆》 第三幕 (部分) in A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She 2
6. 《雍也》 Yong Ye in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
7. 《述而》 Shu Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
9. 《子罕》 Zi Han in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
夫人 11. 《先進》 Xian Jin in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
15. 《衛靈公》 Wei Ling Gong in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
知禮 《禮器》 Rites in the Formation of Character in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
人道 《哀公問》 Questions of Duke Ai in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《緇衣》 The Black Robes in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 4
《應帝王》 The Normal Course for Rulers and Kings in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《天地》 Heaven and Earth in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《天運》 The Revolution of Heaven in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《山木》 The Tree on the Mountain in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
Selections from Mencius in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
《釋詁》 Explanation of Old Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋訓》 Explanation of Instructions in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 4
《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
大王為此 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
餓死 《呂太后本紀》Annals of Empress Dowager Lü in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《口部》 Kǒu Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《言部》 Yán Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1