Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

zhī

  1. zhī pronoun him / her / it / them
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 之 may be used as a third person pronoun in Literary Chinese. Its use in this sense is confined to being an object of a verb (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 79).
  2. zhī particle used between a modifier and a word to form a word group
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (1) used between a modifier and a word to form a word group a. to express a subordinate relation; b. to express an ordinate decorative function; (2) Used between a subject and predicate to unify them. In Literary Chinese, 之 is placed between a noun and a verb phrase in the pattern 'N 之 VP' to nominalize it. The verb phrase becomes nominalized, somewhat like an English gerund (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 64).
  3. zhī verb to go
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: A transitive verb with the object being the destination of travel (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 79)
  4. zhī pronoun this / that
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: A demonstrative pronoun, similar to the modern Chinese 这 or 那. This sense is rarely used, with use mostly confined to the Shijing and Zhuangzi (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 79).
  5. zhī particle genetive marker
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: For example, 孝弟也者,其為仁之本與 'Filial piety and fraternal submission! - are they not the root of all benevolent actions?.' (Lunyu 1:2)

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Word is mentioned most frequently in

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Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 1858
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 1599
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 726
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 682
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 哀公 Lord Ai 647
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 579
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《告子章句上》 Commentary on Gaozi I 441
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句上》 Commentary on Jin Xin I 430
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《公孫丑章句上》 Commentary on Gong Sun Chou I 408
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《趙世家》 House of Zhao 402