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: 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, 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

Word is mentioned most frequently in

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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
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 16
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷二十二 志第十二 樂四 Volume 22 Treatises 12: Music 4 13
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷二十一 志第十一 樂三 Volume 21 Treatises 11: Music 3 12
Guoyu 《國語》 晉語二 Discourses of Jin II 12
Book of Southern Qi 《南齊書》 卷二十五 列傳第六 垣崇祖 張敬兒 Volume 25 Biographies 6: Yuan Chongzu, Zhang Jing Er 11
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 10
Guoyu 《國語》 晉語四 Discourses of Jin IV 10
Guoyu 《國語》 魯語下 Discourses of Lu II 9