Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

tā tuō

  1. pronoun he / him
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Personal Pronoun 人称代词
    Notes: 他 is a singular third person masculine pronoun or used when the sex of the person is unknown or unimportant (NCCED '他' 2; Sun 2006, loc. 357). 他 is often followed by 自己, empahsizing the pronoun. For example, 他自己都不耐烦了 'Even he lost his patience ...' (Lao She, 2003, p. 232) The use of 他 as a personal pronoun began in colloqial passages of post-Han texts (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 80; Norman 1988, pp. 118-119). 他 is the 12th most frequently used word in the Beijing Language Institute's 1985 frequency wordlist (Ho, 2002, '他' 1).
  2. adverb another aspect
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (Guoyu '他' tā adv)
  3. noun other / another / some other
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 另外. For example, in the Classic of Rites, 在他國 'being in another state.' (Legge, 1885, Questions of Zeng-zi 《禮記‧曾子問》) (Guoyu '他' tā n; Ho, 2002, '他' 2; Kroll '他' 1; NCCED '他' 1)
  4. pronoun everybody
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Used in the pattern 你也... 他也...(NCCED '他' 3)
  5. adjective other
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 另外 (Guoyu '他' tā adj)
  6. tuō pronoun other / another / some other
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Used as an indefinite pronoun. Middle Chinese pronunciation (Guoyu '他' tuō; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 78, 97)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 句子成分 Sentence Elements 29
History of Ming 《明史》 卷三百二十九 列傳第二百十七 西域一 Volume 329 Biographies 217: Western Regions 1 17
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷16 道武七王 Volume 16: Emperor Daowu's Seven Princes 15
History of Song 《宋史》 卷三百三十一 列傳第九十 孫長卿 周沆 李中師 羅拯 馬仲甫 王居卿 孫構 張詵 蘇宷 馬從先 沈遘 李大臨 呂夏卿 祖無擇 程師孟 張問 陳舜俞 樂京 劉蒙 苗時中 韓贄 楚建中 張頡 盧革 Volume 331 Biographies 90: Sun Zhangqing, Zhou Hang, Li Zhongshi, Luo Zheng, Ma Zhongfu, Wang Juqing, Sun Gou, Zhang Shen, Su Shen, Ma Congxian, Shen Gou, Li Dalin, Lu Xiaqing, Zu Wuzhai, Cheng Shimeng, Zhang Wen, Chen ShunYu, Le Jing, Liu Meng, Miao Shizhong, Han Zhi, Chu Jianzhong, Zhang Xie, Lu Ge 14
A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She Luotuo Xiangzi 《骆驼祥子》 14
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷一百〇五 志第五十三: 刑法四 Volume 105 Treatises 58: Punishment and Law 4 14
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 14
History of the Northern Dynasties 《北史》 卷九十九 列傳第八十七: 突厥 鐵勒 Volume 99 Biographies 87: Tujie, Tiele 14
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百七十七 志第一百三十 食貨上五 Volume 177 Treatises 130: Finance and Economics 1e 14
An Introduction to Chinese Grammar 汉语语法入门 目录导言 Contents and Introduction 13