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诚 (誠) chéng

  1. chéng noun honesty / sincerity
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 诚 is an important Confucian concept (Kroll '誠' 1a; Yao, 2000, p. 217). For example, 所謂誠其意者,毋自欺也 What is meant by 'making the thoughts sincere.' is the allowing no self-deception.' (The Classic of Rites, The Great Learning《禮記‧大學》, trans. by Legge 1885)
  2. chéng adverb if
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: May be used in Literary Chinese to emphasize a supposition in a complex sentence with a subordinating conjunction, like 'if' (Kroll '誠' 3; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 153).
  3. chéng adverb truly
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '誠' 2)

Contained in

诚如万科真诚诚心诚实诚恳忠诚诚心诚意诚意诚挚开诚布公热诚虔诚诚信有诚志诚洪自诚奉诚寺竭诚诚斋乐府忠诚老实道诚巧诈不如拙诚诚实论诚服精诚诚笃坦诚开诚赤诚挚诚亲爱精诚非诚勿扰诚朴实诚投诚诚聘

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean 69
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《中庸》 The State of Equilibrium and Harmony, also known as the Doctrine of the Mean 24
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《大學章句》 Commentary on Great Learning 18
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《離婁章句上》 Commentary on Li Lou I 16
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《蘇秦列傳》 Biography of Su Qin 9
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《八佾第三》 Commentary on Ba Yi III 8
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《大學》 The Great Learning 8
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《平津侯主父列傳》 Biographies of the Marquis of Pingjin and Zhufu 7
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《書‧禮書》 Treatises - Rites 7
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《顏淵第十二》 Commentary on Yan Yuan XII 7

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
诚能 誠能 子誠能修其方 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《孝武本紀》 Annals of the Xiaowu Emperor 24
大王诚 大王誠 大王誠能出捐數萬斤金 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《陳丞相世家》 House of Chancellor Chen 8
王诚 王誠 王誠以一郡上太后 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《呂太后本紀》Annals of Empress Dowager Lü 5
君诚 君誠 君誠能聽臣 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《蘇秦列傳》 Biography of Su Qin 4
貌诚 貌誠 禮之貌誠深矣 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《書‧禮書》 Treatises - Rites 3
公诚 公誠 公誠請居之 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《鄭世家》 House of Zheng 3
诚知 誠知 誠知秦力之所不能進 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《平原君虞卿列傳》 Biographies of Lord Pingyuan and Yu Qing 3
今诚 今誠 今誠得長者往 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu 3
诚发 誠發 今王誠發士卒佐之徼其志 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《仲尼弟子列傳》 Biographies of the disciples of Zhongni 2
诚爱 誠愛 時使而誠愛之 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《書‧禮書》 Treatises - Rites 2

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
12. 《顏淵》 Yan Yuan in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
13. 《子路》 Zi Lu in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
《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》 3
禮義忠信 《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《禮器》 Rites in the Formation of Character in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
無道 《胠篋》 Cutting open Satchels in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
未知 《至樂》 Perfect Enjoyment in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 4
不見 《雜篇‧庚桑楚》 Miscellaneous Chapters - Geng-sang Chu in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
胸中 《徐無鬼》 Xu Wu-gui in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 5
Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
《釋詁》 Explanation of Old Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 2
祭祀 《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
私利祿 《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
使天下 《秦始皇本紀》 Annals of Qin Shi Huang in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 4
《言部》 Yán Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 3
《心部》 Xīn Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 2
《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》 18
《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 69
自治如此 《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》 4
《為政第二》 Commentary on Wei Zheng II in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1