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rén

  1. rén noun person / people / a human being
    Domain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: The measure word 个 is most frequently used. For example, 他们四个人 'the four of them' (Lao She, 2003, p. 224). However, other measure words, such as 口 and 名, may also be used. No measure word is used when referring to large numbers of people. For example, 数百万人 'millions of people.' (VOA, 2015-07-25) 人 is a common word in both modern and literary Chinese (Kroll '人' 1). 人 is the eighth most frequently used word in the Beijing Language Institute's 1985 frequency wordlist (CCD '人' 1; FE '人' 1; Ho, 2002, '人' 1, NCCED '人' 1).
  2. rén noun Kangxi radical 9
    Domain: Radicals 部首
    Notes: Person (ABC back cover; GHC p. 7)
  3. rén noun a kind of person
    Domain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: For example, 中国人 'a Chinese person,' 北京人 'a person frm Beijing,' or 发言人 'spokesperson.' (CCD '人' 4; Ho, 2002, '人' 2, NCCED '人' 2) In literary Chinese, the formula [name] ... [place of birth] 人 is frequently used in biographies. For example, 孫子武者,齊人也 'Sun Zi was a military strategist from the state of Qi.' (Shiji, Biographies of Sun Tzu and Wu Qi《史記‧孫子吳起列傳》)
  4. rén noun everybody
    Domain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: (CCD '人' 2; NCCED '人' 3)
  5. rén noun adult
    Domain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: (CCD '人' 3; NCCED '人' 4)
  6. rén noun somebody / others
    Domain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: (CCD '人' 5; NCCED '人' 5) For example, 祥子几乎和人打起来 'Xiangzi nearly got into a fight with some people.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 189) This sense is also used in literary Chinese (Kroll '人' 2). For example in literary Chinese, 其恕乎!己所不欲,勿施於人。 'Is not reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.' (Lunyu 17:24, trans. by Legge 1861)
  7. rén noun an upright person
    Domain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: Referring to a person's moral character (CCD '人' 6; NCCED '人' 6)
  8. rén proper noun Human Realm
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: FGS translation standard: Human Realm (Faxiang)

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Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《卷九‧人部》 Scroll 9, Rén Radical 276
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean 117
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《告子章句上》 Commentary on Gaozi I 116
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 97
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句下》 Commentary on Jin Xin II 90
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《離婁章句下》 Commentary on Li Lou II 88
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句上》 Commentary on Jin Xin I 78
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《滕文公章句上》 Commentary on Teng Wen Gong I 73
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《萬章章句下》 Commentary on Wan Zhang II 72
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang 71

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 4
2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3
3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 7
仁者 4. 《里仁》 Li Ren in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 4
君子 5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 9
妄說 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 27
無罪 《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 12
東西南北 《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 50
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 58
農夫 《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 44
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 10
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 12
《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 4
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 30
《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 29
有為 Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
同名殺人 Selections from Stratagems of the Warring States in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 4
使大夫 Selections from Zhuang Zi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
使 Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 14
山中 Selections from Han Feizi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 4
《釋言》 Explanation of Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋地》 Explanation of Earth in Er Ya 《爾雅》 4
所為 《釋水》 Explanation of Water in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋鳥》 Explanation of Birds in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋獸》 Explanation of Beasts in Er Ya 《爾雅》 5