Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

尝 (嘗) cháng

  1. cháng adverb already / formerly / already / ever / once
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 嘗 (simplified 尝) is placed before a verb to indicate past tense in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 119). For example, 吾嘗聞之矣。'I have heard these points' (Mengzi: 5.2/25/16, translation by Legge)
  2. cháng verb to tast / to try
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 嘗 (simplified 尝) is a full verb in this sense (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 119).

Contained in

尝试饱尝品尝未尝卧薪尝胆浅尝何尝

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《孟嘗君列傳》 Biography of Lord Mengchang 100
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷十一 齊四 Chapter 11: Qi IV 65
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷十 齊三 Chapter 10: Qi III 57
History of Song 《宋史》 卷四百五十七 列傳第二百十六 隱逸上 戚同文 陳摶 种放 萬適 李瀆 魏野 邢敦 林逋 高懌 徐復 孔旼 何羣 Volume 457 Biographies 216: Recluses 1 - Qi Tongwen, Chen Tuan, Zhong Fang, Wan Shi, Li Du, Wei Ye, Xing Dun, Lin Bu, Gao Yi, Xu Fu, Kong Min, He Qun 29
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷二百〇五  列傳第九十二: 姦臣 Volume 205 Biographies 92: Treacherous Ministers 28
History of Ming 《明史》 卷三百〇八 列傳第一百九十六 奸臣 胡惟庸 陳瑛 嚴嵩 周延儒 溫體仁 馬士英 Volume 308 Biographies 196: Treacherous Officials - Hu Weiyong, Chen Ying, Yan Song, Zhou Yanru, Wen Tiren, Ma ShiYing 28
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷一百九十七 列傳第八十四: 孝友一 Volume 197 Biographies 84: Filial and Brotherly Acts 1 27
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷四十九 列傳第十九 阮籍 嵇康 向秀 劉伶 謝鯤 胡毋輔之 畢卓 王尼 羊曼 光逸 Volume 49 Biographies 19: Ruan Ji; Ji Kang; Xiang Xiu; Liu Ling; Xie Kun; Huwu Fuzhi; Bi Zhuo; Wang Ni; Yang Man; Guang Yi 27
History of Song 《宋史》 卷二百九十六 列傳第五十五 韓丕 師頏 張茂直 梁顥 楊徽之 呂文仲 王著 呂祐之 潘慎修 杜鎬 查道 Volume 296 Biographies 55: Han Pi, Shi Hang, Zhang Maozhi, Liang Hao, Yang Huizhi, Lu Wenzhong, Wang Zhe, Lu Youzhi, Pan Shenxiu, Du Gao, Cha Dao 27
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷四十三 列傳第十三 山濤 王戎 郭舒 樂廣 Volume 43 Biographies 13: Shan Tao; Wang Rong; Guo Shu; Yue Guang 26