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qǔ qū

  1. noun tune / song
    Domain: Music 音乐
    Notes: In the sense of 歌曲 (CCD '曲' qǔ 2)
  2. adjective bent / crooked / curved
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 弯曲 (CCD '曲' 1 qū 1; Unihan '曲')
  3. measure word measure word for tunes or songs
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
  4. verb to bend
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (CCD '曲' 1 qū 2)
  5. adjective wrong / unjust
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (CCD '曲' 1 qū 4; Unihan '曲')
  6. proper noun Qu
    Domain: Poetry 诗 , Subdomain: China 中国 , Concept: Genre 体裁
    Notes: Qu is a form of poetry that appeared in the Jin and Yuan dynasties and was characteristic of Old Mandarin (CCD '曲' qǔ 1; Norman 1988, p. 48).
  7. noun a bend
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (CCD '曲' 1 qū 3)
  8. proper noun Qu
    Domain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (CCD '曲' 1 qū 5)

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《晉世家》 House of Jin 42
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《十二諸侯年表》 Yearly Chronicle of the Feudal Lords 15
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《曲部》 Qū Radical 9
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《樊酈滕灌列傳》 Biographies of Fan, Li, Teng and Guan 8
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《高祖功臣侯者年表》 Yearly Table of the Officials who became Marquises in the Time of Gaozu 7
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《司馬相如列傳》 Biography of Sima Xiangru 7
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《天官書》 Astronomy 6
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《六國年表》 Yearly Chronicle of the Six States 6
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men 6
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《魏世家》 House of Wei 5

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
曲礼 曲禮 曲禮上 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 4
曲直 曲直 回邪曲直 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《樂記》 Record of Music 2

Usage

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
7. 《述而》 Shu Er 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》 2
《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 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
《文王世子》King Wen as Son and Heir in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
有利 《禮器》 Rites in the Formation of Character in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 6
《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《外篇‧駢拇》 Outer Chapters - Webbed Toes in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《馬蹄》 Horses's Hoofs in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
《胠篋》 Cutting open Satchels in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 1
螳螂委身 Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
《釋訓》 Explanation of Instructions in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋宮》 Explanation of the Court in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋水》 Explanation of Water in Er Ya 《爾雅》 3
周公旦 《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
《秦本紀》 Annals of Qin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 5
《高祖本紀》 Annals of Gao Zu in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 2
老病 《呂太后本紀》Annals of Empress Dowager Lü in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
西太守 《孝景本紀》 Annals of the Xiaojing Emperor in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 1
《屮部》 Chè Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《艸部》 Cǎo Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
《犛部》 Lí Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1
𦟝 《走部》 Zǒu Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 2
《辵部》 Chuò Radical in Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 1