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时 (時) shí

  1. shí noun time / a period of time
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time 时间
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 时间 (CCD '时' 1; FE '時' 3; GHDC '时' 3)
  2. shí noun a season / a quarter of a year
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time 时间
    Notes: In this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 季节 (CCD '时' 3; FE '時' 1; GHDC '时' 1)
  3. shí noun one of the 12 two-hour periods of the day
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time 时间
    Notes: In this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 时辰 (CCD '时' 6a; GHDC '时' 2)
  4. shí adverb at that time
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In this sense 时 is a function word in Literary Chinese similar in meaning to 时候 in modern Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 160). For example, 當今之時 'At the present time' (Mengzi: 3.1/14/28, translation by Legge)
  5. shí adjective fashionable
    Domain: Culture 文化
    Notes: In this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 时尚, 时俗, or 时髦 (CCD '时' 5; FE '時' 6; GHDC '时' 9)
  6. shí noun fate / destiny / luck
    Domain: Religion 宗教
    Notes: In this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 时运 or 命运.
  7. shí noun occasion / opportunity / chance
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: In this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 时机 or 机会 (CCD '时' 7; FE '時' 8; GHDC '时' 5)
  8. shí noun tense
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Grammar 语法
    Notes: In this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 时态 (CCD '时' 10)
  9. shí noun o'clock
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time 时间
    Notes: In this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 钟点.
  10. shí noun days / years
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time 时间
    Notes: In this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 岁月.
  11. shí noun the current situation / the current political situation
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 时势 or 时局
  12. shí noun an era / a dynasty
    Domain: History 历史
    Notes: In the sense of 时代 (FE '時' 2; GHDC '时' 4)
  13. shí noun climate
    Domain: Climate 气候
    Notes: In this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 气候.
  14. shí adjective fashionable
    Domain: Culture 文化
    Notes: In this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 时宜.
  15. shí adverb frequently / often
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time 时间
    Notes: In this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 常常 or 经常 (FE '時' 5; GHDC '时' 6)
  16. shí adverb occasionally / sometimes
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time 时间
    Notes: In this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 有时 or 偶尔 (CCD '时' 8; FE '時' 10)
  17. shí adverb on time
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time 时间
    Notes: In this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 按时 (FE '時' 9; GHDC '时' 7)
  18. shí pronoun this / that
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In this sense 时 is similar in meaning to the demonstrative pronouns 此 or 这 (GHDC '时' 13; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 89).
  19. shí verb to wait upon
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 伺候 (GHDC '时' 11)
  20. shí verb to bear / to support
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: In this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 承受.
  21. shí noun hour
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In this sense 时 is similar in meaning to 小时 (CCD '时' 6b; FE '時' 4)
  22. shí adjective appropriate / proper
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 时宜 (FE '時' 7; GHDC '时' 8)
  23. shí proper noun Shi
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (CCD '时' 11; FE '時' 11; GHDC '时' 15)
  24. shí noun the present / current
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time 时间
    Notes: In the sense of 当前 or 现在 (CCD '时' 4)

Contained in

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《扁鵲倉公列傳》 Biographies of Bian Que and the Duke of Cang 29
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《滑稽列傳》 Biographies of Jesters 28
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《封禪書》 Religious sacrificial ceremonies 27
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《酷吏列傳》 Biographies of Cruel Officials 26
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《匈奴列傳》 Treatise on the Xiongnu 26
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《張丞相列傳》 Biography of Chancellor Zhang 25
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《項羽本紀》 Annals of Xiang Yu 23
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《淮南衡山列傳》 Biographies of Huainan and Hengshan 20
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《儒林列傳》 Biographies of Confucian Scholars 20
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang 18

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
时日 時日 先聖王之所以使民信時日 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 2

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
白云无尽 Bidding Adieu to a Friend in Selections of Tang Poetry 1
Bird-Chirping Hollow in Selections of Tang Poetry 1
姑苏 A Tune of Crows Roosting Before the Eve in Selections of Tang Poetry 1
接受中新网记者采访 文学 Literature - Fragment a (2016-02-04) in Media articles 1
选择旅游目的地提及 文学 Literature - Fragment b (2016-02-04) in Media articles 1
加勒比机会完全打开 文学 Literature - Fragment c (2016-02-04) in Media articles 1
喜欢文学来源年幼虚荣 文学 Literature - Fragment f (2016-02-04) in Media articles 1
记者阅读了解 文学 Literature - Fragment h (2016-02-04) in Media articles 1
1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
10. 《鄉黨》 Xiang Dang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
夫子然後 14. 《憲問》 Xian Wen in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
15. 《衛靈公》 Wei Ling Gong in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
16. 《季氏》 Ji Shi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
先聖所以使 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
不可 《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
典禮 《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 6
《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 15
而已 《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
孫叔敖嬰兒 Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 2
齊威王 Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 3
Selections from Mencius in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
《釋詁》 Explanation of Old Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋宮》 Explanation of the Court in Er Ya 《爾雅》 3
《釋天》 Explanation of Heaven in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋木》 Explanation of Trees in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋獸》 Explanation of Beasts in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 10
《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 7