Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

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: Not forming a question
  2. shuí pronoun who (forming a question)
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Interrogative Pronoun 疑问代词
    Notes: 谁 may be used as an interrogative pronoun in both modern and Literary Chinese, replacing the constituent to form a question (Norman 1988, p. 119; Sun 2006, loc. 1866). 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).

Contained in

今晚谁当家

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 42
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 37
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷二十三 Scroll 23 25
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷二十六 Scroll 26 21
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷二十七 Scroll 27 18
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 16
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷二十九 Scroll 29 15
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷二十四 Scroll 24 14
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷二十 Scroll 20 14
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷四十一 Scroll 41 14