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tā tuō

  1. pronoun he / him
    Domain: 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 he / him
    Domain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Used before a person's name for emphasis
  3. pronoun other / another / some other
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 他 often modifies a following noun in this sense. 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》) (Ho, 2002, '他' 2; NCCED '他' 1; Kroll '他' 1)
  4. pronoun everybody
    Domain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: Used in the pattern 你也... 他也...(NCCED '他' 3)
  5. foreign ta
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Used for sound in Buddhist mantras
  6. tuō pronoun other / another / some other
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Used as an indefinite pronoun. Middle Chinese pronunciation (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 78, 97)

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Truncated for common words

CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She Luotuo Xiangzi 《骆驼祥子》 14
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《酈生陸賈列傳》 Biographies of Li Yiji and Lu Gu 11
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《樊酈滕灌列傳》 Biographies of Fan, Li, Teng and Guan 9
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《離婁章句下》 Commentary on Li Lou II 9
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《滕文公章句上》 Commentary on Teng Wen Gong I 9
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《梁惠王章句下》 Commentary on Liang Hui Wang II 7
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《萬石張叔列傳》 Biographies of Wan Shi and Zhang Shu 6
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《封禪書》 Religious sacrificial ceremonies 6
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《告子章句下》 Commentary on Gaozi II 6
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《田敬仲完世家》 House of Tian Jingzhong 5

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
至於 5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
10. 《鄉黨》 Xiang Dang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
獨立 16. 《季氏》 Ji Shi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
《曾子問》 The Questions of Zeng-zi in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
《禮器》 Rites in the Formation of Character in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
《外物》 What comes from Without in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《讓王》 Kings who have wished to resign the Throne in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
這裡只是借用名字 《盜跖》 The Robber Zhi in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
時時 《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 4
出入非常 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《卷七‧木部》 Scroll 7, Mù Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《厂部》 Chǎng Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《大部》 Dà Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《戈部》 Gē Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《大學章句》 Commentary on Great Learning in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1
學問 《學而第一》 Commentary on Xue Er I in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1
《公冶長第五》 Commentary on Gong Ye Zhang V in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 3
《述而第七》 Commentary on Shu Er VII in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 5