Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

困 (睏) kùn

  1. kùn verb to be sleepy / doze off
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
  2. kùn verb to be in distress
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Emotion 感情
  3. kùn verb to tie together in a bunch
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
  4. kùn adjective lacking / poor
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Ming 《明史》 卷七十八 志第五十四 食貨二 Volume 78 Treatises 54: Finance and Economics 2 1
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷三十七 蜀書七 龐統法正傳 Volume 37: Book of Shu 7 - Biographies of Pang Tong and Fa Zheng 1
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷五十六 吳書十一 朱治朱然呂範朱桓傳 Volume 56: Book of Wu 11 - Biographies of Zhu Zhi, Zhu Ran, Lü Fan, and Zhu Huan 1
Mozi 《墨子》 卷二 尚賢上 Book 2 - Exaltation of the Virtuous I 1
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷七十四上 袁紹劉表列傳 Volume 74a: Biographies of Yuan Shao, Liu Biao 1 1
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷一百三十 列傳第八十: 王璵 李泌 崔造 關播 Volume 130 Biographies 80: Wang Yu, Li Bi, Cui Zao, Guan Bo 1


Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
困穷 睏窮 以至困窮之詩也 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶‧日月 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Ri Yue 18
困敦 睏敦 歲名曰困敦 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷三 天文訓 Chapter 3: Celestial Phenomena 9
民困 民睏 其民困 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 序 Preface 7
振困 振睏 八曰振困 Guanzi 《管子》 入國第五十四 Chapter 54: Entering the State 5
乏困 乏睏 共其乏困 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 5
知困 知睏 若華氏知困而致死 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 4
四海困 四海睏 四海困窮 Book of Documents 《尚書》 虞書 大禹謨 Yu Shu - Counsels of the Great Yu 3
困辱 睏辱 猶之困辱而死亡也 Guanzi 《管子》 形勢解第六十四 Chapter 64: Resolving a Situation 3
内困 內睏 內困外薄 Guanzi 《管子》 內業第四十九 Chapter 49: Inner Training 3
困废 睏廢 不肖者困廢而莫之能舉 Guanzi 《管子》 明法解第六十七 Chapter 67: Explanation of Wise Edicts 3