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给 (給) gěi jǐ

  1. gěi verb to give
    Domain: Condition 状况
    Notes: In this sense 给 means 交付 as a transient verb with two arguments: 1. the person given to and 2. the object given. For example, 送给我碗茶喝 'Give me a cup of tea to drink.' (Lao She, 2010, p. 12; Guoyu '給' gěi v 1; Unihan '給')
  2. gěi preposition to / for / for the benefit of
    Domain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Object 对象
    Notes: Used in this sense as a preposition, 给 can (1) introduce the object of an action with the meaning of for or to, (2) introduce an agent to express the passive. It may occur after the main verb when the focus is more on the object of the verb. For example, 我送给你 'I am giving this to you.' It may only be used in this sense for a small number of verbs (Norman 1988, p. 131; Guoyu '給' gěi prep 2; Unihan '給').
  3. verb to supply / to provide
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 供应 (Guoyu '給' jǐ v 1; Sun 2006, loc. 1296)
  4. noun salary for government employees
    Domain: Government 政府
    Notes: (Guoyu '給' jǐ n)
  5. verb to confer / to award
    Domain: Government 政府
    Notes: In the sense of 授与 (Guoyu '給' jǐ v 2)
  6. adjective prosperous / abundant / plentiful
    Domain: Government 政府
    Notes: In the sense of 富裕 or 丰足 (Guoyu '給' jǐ adj 1)
  7. adjective agile / nimble
    Domain: Government 政府
    Notes: In the sense of 敏捷 (Guoyu '給' jǐ adj 2)
  8. gěi auxiliary verb an auxilliary verb adding emphasis
    Domain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (Guoyu '給' gěi aux 1)

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《平準書》 Equalization 15
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《大宛列傳》 Treatise on the Dayuan 9
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《建元以來侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Officials who became Marquises since the Jianyuan Period 7
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《孝文本紀》 Annals of the Xiaowen Emperor 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《匈奴列傳》 Treatise on the Xiongnu 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《蕭相國世家》 House of Chancellor Xiao 4
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《孟嘗君列傳》 Biography of Lord Mengchang 3
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《淮南衡山列傳》 Biographies of Huainan and Hengshan 3
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《公冶長第五》 Commentary on Gong Ye Zhang V 3

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
给郊 給郊 以給郊廟之服 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months 3

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
一种油画 文学 Literature - Fragment h (2016-02-04) in Media articles 1
感觉国际性 文学 Literature - Fragment i (2016-02-04) in Media articles 1
一些聚会制造话题 猴年 Year of the Monkey - Fragment a (2016-01-30) in Media articles 1
希望大家新年寒冬带来温暖 老歌新唱 A new way of singing an old song - Fragment b (2016-01-26) in Media articles 1
根据春晚内容方向创作相声 春晚 Spring Festival Gala b (2016-01-25) in Media articles 1
Teahouse - Act I (Part) 《茶馆》 第一幕 (部分) in A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She 2
人家咱们民国 Teahouse - Act II (Part) 《茶馆》 第二幕 (部分) in A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She 1
晌午 Teahouse - Act III (Part) 《茶馆》 第三幕 (部分) in A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She 1
5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 4
《仲尼燕居》 Zhong-ni at Home at Ease in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
穿 《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
天下 《在宥》 Letting Be, and Exercising Forbearance in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《天地》 Heaven and Earth in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
《山木》 The Tree on the Mountain in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《徐無鬼》 Xu Wu-gui in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 2
為人克勤 《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia 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》 2
《孝文本紀》 Annals of the Xiaowen Emperor in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 4
以為產業 《孝武本紀》 Annals of the Xiaowu Emperor in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《高祖功臣侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Officials who became Marquises in the Time of Gaozu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《䇂部》 Qiān Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《菐部》 Pú Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《𠬞部》 Gǒng Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《共部》 Gōng Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《羊部》 Yáng Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《公冶長第五》 Commentary on Gong Ye Zhang V in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 3
《先進第十一》 Commentary on Xian Jin XI in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1
便而已 《憲問第十四》 Commentary on Xian Wen XIV in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 2
《衛靈公第十五》 Commentary on Wei Ling Gong XV in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1
《陽貨第十七》 Commentary on Yang Huo XVII in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1