Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

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)

Contained in

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Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 392
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 342
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《卷九‧人部》 Scroll 9, Rén Radical 269
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 219
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 哀公 Lord Ai 163
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 143
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 文公 Lord Xi 140
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 宣公 Lord Xuan 126
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 104
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 97

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
硕人 碩人 碩人俁俁 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶‧簡兮 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Jian Xi 12
一人 一人 繫一人之本 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 序 Preface 10
人君子 人君子 淑人君子 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧曹‧鳲鳩 Lessons from the states - Odes of Cao - Shi Jiu 7
人刺 人刺 衞人刺其上也 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄘‧牆有茨 Lessons from the states - Odes of Yong - Qiang You Ci 7
淑人 淑人 淑人君子 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧曹‧鳲鳩 Lessons from the states - Odes of Cao - Shi Jiu 7
周人 周人 周人怨思焉 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧王‧揚之水 Lessons from the states - Odes of Wang - Yang Zhi Shui 5
二人 二人 維予二人 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧鄭‧揚之水 Lessons from the states - Odes of Zheng - Yang Zhi Shui 5
谮人 譖人 彼譖人者 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧節南山之什‧巷伯 Minor odes of the kingdom - Jie Nan Shan Zhi Shen - Xiang Bo 5
衞人 衞人 衞人化其上 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶‧谷風 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Gu Feng 4
谅人 諒人 不諒人只 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶‧柏舟 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Bo Zhou 4