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
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十三回 Chapter 23 86
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十四回 Chapter 24 85
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第五十五回 Chapter 55 84
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第三十一回 Chapter 31 83
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第十六回 Chapter 16 78
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十六回 Chapter 26 77
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第五十四回 Chapter 54 68
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第二十七回 Chapter 27 66
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第一回 Chapter 1 65
The Scholars 《儒林外史》 第五十二回 Chapter 52 63