Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes


  1. tàn noun coal
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Geology 地质 , Concept: Mineral 矿物
    Notes: In the sense of 煤炭 (Guoyu '炭' 2; Unihan '炭' XHZD '炭' 3)
  2. tàn noun charcoal
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 木炭 (Guoyu '炭' 1; Unihan '炭'; XHZD '炭' 1)
  3. tàn proper noun Tan
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '炭' 3)

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Liao 《遼史》 卷六十八 表第六: 遊幸表 Volume 68 Tables 6: Imperial Visits 11
History of Liao 《遼史》 卷十四 本紀第十四: 聖宗五 Volume 14 Annals 14: Shengzong 5 10
History of Jin 《金史》 卷三十  志第十一: 禮三 宗廟 禘袷 朝享、時享儀 Volume 30 Treatises 11: Rites 3 - Ancestral Temples, Dijia, Worshipping, Seasonal Rituals 8
History of Liao 《遼史》 卷十三 本紀第十三: 聖宗四 Volume 13 Annals 13: Shengzong 4 8
History of Ming 《明史》 卷九十三 志第六十九 刑法一 Volume 93 Treatises 69: Punishment and Law 1 7
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷五十六 Scroll 56 6
History of Ming 《明史》 卷七十四 志第五十 職官三 Volume 74 Treatises 50: Official Posts 3 6
History of Jin 《金史》 卷五十七 志第三十八: 百官三 內命婦 宮人女職 東宮官屬 親王府屬 太后兩宮官屬 大興府 諸京留守司諸京城宮苑提舉等職 按察司 諸路總管府、諸府、諸節鎮、防禦、刺史、縣鎮等職 諸轉運泉谷等職 諸府鎮兵馬等職 諸猛安部族及群牧等職 Volume 57 Treatises 38: Official Posts 3 - Women of the Inner Court; Palace Women with Official Positions; East Palace officials; Prince's Residence Subordinates; Officials of the Empress Dowager's Two Palaces; Daxing Prefecture; Officials in Charge of Offices, Palaces, and Parks in the Capital; Surveillance Commissions; Circuit Inspectors; Prefecture Governments; Town Administration; Defenses; Magistrates; County and Town Officials; Transportation and Grain Officials; Officials in Charge of Military Forces in the Prefectures; Officals in Charge of Pacifying Savage Tribes and Pastoral Peoples 6
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百六十五 志第一百十八 職官五 Volume 165 Treatises 118: Offical Posts 5 6
History of Ming 《明史》 卷七十二 志第四十八 職官一 Volume 72 Treatises 48: Official Posts 1 5


Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
薪炭 薪炭 多繼釜鍑薪炭 Book of Han 《漢書》 卷九十四下 匈奴傳 Volume 94b: Traditions of the Xiongnu 2 20
冰炭 冰炭 譬猶冰炭鉤繩也 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷十一 齊俗訓 Chapter 11: Combining Customs 14
吞炭 吞炭 曼聲吞炭內閉而不歌 Huainanzi 《淮南子》 卷六 覽冥訓 Chapter 6: Observing the Obscure 13
荼炭 荼炭 契闊荼炭 Book of Song 《宋書》 卷四十一 列傳第一 后妃 Volume 41 Biographies 1: Emperesses and Consorts 9
土炭 土炭 縣土炭 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《天官書》 Astronomy 8
铜炭 銅炭 乃禁不得挾銅炭 Book of Han 《漢書》 卷九十九中 王莽傳 Volume 99b: Wang Mang 2 8
炉炭 爐炭 共爐炭 Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 天官冢宰 第一 1. Office of the Heaven and Prime Minister 7
柴炭 柴炭 掌廩餼柴炭 Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷36 列傳第1 后妃 Volume 36 Biographies 1: Empresses and Consorts 5
蜃炭 蜃炭 用蜃炭 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 5
鑪炭 鑪炭 廢于鑪炭 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 定公 Lord Ding 4