Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

间 (間) jiàn jiān

  1. jiān measure word measure word for rooms, houses, luggage, etc
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: (ABC 'jiān' 间 m; Guoyu '間' jiān n 4; NCCED '间' 4)
  2. jiān noun space between
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Position 位
    Notes: In the sense of 空间 (ABC 'jiān' 间 bf 2; Guoyu '間' jiān n 1; NCCED '间' 1; Unihan '間')
  3. jiān preposition between / among
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: May be classified as a localizer because it can be appended to some nouns as a suffix to indicate location (ABC 'jiān' 间 bf 4).
  4. jiān noun time interval
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 时间 (ABC 'jiān' 间 bf 3; Guoyu '間' jiān n 3; NCCED '间' 2)
  5. jiān noun a room
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 房间 (ABC 'jiān' 间 bf 1; NCCED '间' 3)
  6. jiàn verb to thin out
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (ABC 'jiàn' 间 v; NCCED jiàn '间' 4)
  7. jiàn verb to separate
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 分隔 or 分开 (ABC 'jiàn' 间 bf 1; Guoyu '間' jiàn v 2; NCCED jiàn '间' 2)
  8. jiàn verb to sow discord
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 挑拨; for example, 反间 'to sow discord in the enemy' (ABC 'jiàn' 间 bf 2; Guoyu '間' jiàn v 2; NCCED jiàn '间' 3)
  9. jiàn noun an opening / a gap
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 空隙 (ABC 'jiàn' 间 bf 3; Guoyu '間' jiàn n 1; NCCED jiàn '间' 1)
  10. jiàn noun a leak / a crevice
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (ABC 'jiàn' 间 bf 4)
  11. jiàn verb to mix / to mingle
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 更替 or 夹杂 (ABC 'jiàn' 间 bf 5; Guoyu '間' jiàn v 1)
  12. jiān noun a place / a space
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 处所 or 地方; for example, 田间 'field' or 阴间 'netherworld' (Guoyu '間' jiān n 2)
  13. jiàn noun a spy / a treacherous person
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 奸细 (Guoyu '間' jiàn n 2)
  14. jiàn adverb occasionally
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 偶尔 (Guoyu '間' jiàn adv 1)
  15. jiàn adverb in private
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 私下 (Guoyu '間' jiàn adv 2)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷七十  志第二十一:  禮樂四 Volume 70 Treatises 23: Rites and Music 4 40
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷七十四 志第二十五:  祭祀三 Volume 74 Treatises 27: Offerings 3 37
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷十二 志第二 歷上 Volume 12 Treatises 2: Calendar 1 37
History of Ming 《明史》 卷二百九十六 列傳第一百八十四 孝義一 Volume 296 Biographies 184: Filial Acts 1 30
History of Ming 《明史》 卷六十八 志第四十四 輿服四 Volume 68 Treatises 44: Carriages and Clothing 4 28
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷十八 志第八 律曆下 Volume 18 Treatises 8: Rhythm and the Calendar Part Three 28
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷十三 志第三 歷下 Volume 13 Treatises 3: Calendar 2 27
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十八 Scroll 18 25
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百四十九 志第一百〇二 輿服一 Volume 149 Treatises 102: Carriages and Clothes 1 24
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 22