Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

使 shǐ

  1. shǐ verb to make / to cause
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In Literary Chinese, 使 can act as a transitive verb with two objects in a pivot construction. The first object is a noun and the second object is a verb phrase. The pattern is A 使 B C, where A is the subject, B is a noun, and C is a verb phrase (Pulleyblank 1995, pp. 40-41).
  2. shǐ noun an emissary / an envoy
    Domain: Politics 政治
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 使 is similar in meaning to 使者.
  3. shǐ noun a diplomatic mission
    Domain: Politics 政治
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 使 is similar in meaning to 使命.
  4. shǐ noun a domestic servant
    Domain: History 历史
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 使 is similar in meaning to 佣人 or 奴仆.
  5. shǐ conjunction if
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 使 is similar in meaning to 假如 to 如果.

Contained in

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Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 274
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 264
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 成公 Lord Cheng 138
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 哀公 Lord Ai 126
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷九十四上 匈奴傳 Volume 94a: Traditions of the Xiongnu 1 116
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 105
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《匈奴列傳》 Treatise on the Xiongnu 91
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷四十七 吳書二 吳主傳 Volume 47: Book of Wu 2 - Biography of the Lord of Wu 86
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷一 魏書一 武帝紀 Volume 1: Book of Wei 1 - Annals of Emperor Wu 86
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷二十一 趙四 Chapter 21: Zhao IV 80

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
伯使 伯使 鄭伯使宛來歸祊 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 8
天王使 天王使 天王使宰咺來歸惠公仲子之賵 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 8
侯使 侯使 齊侯使其弟年來聘 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 8
王使 王使 王使尹氏 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 5
子使 子使 邾子使私於公子豫 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 5
人使 人使 衛人使右宰醜涖殺州吁于濮 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 4
使家父 使家父 天王使家父來聘 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 桓公 Lord Huan 3
使宰 使宰 天王使宰咺來歸惠公仲子之賵 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 隱公 Lord Yin 3
使䓕 使薳 使薳章求成焉 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 桓公 Lord Huan 3
使鲁 使魯 使魯為其班 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 桓公 Lord Huan 2