Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

kěn

  1. kěn verb to agree / to consent / to be willing
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Thought 思想
  2. kěn auxiliary verb to agree / to consent / to be willing
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: 肯 is used in this sense as a modal auxiliary verb in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 122; Sun 2006, loc. 1723).

Contained in

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Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Documents 《尚書》 周書 大誥 Zhou Shu - Great Announcement 5
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四十九 王充王符仲長統列傳 Volume 49: Biographies of Wang Chong, Wang Fu, Zhongchang Tong 4
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二十八 魏書二十八 王毌丘諸葛鄧鍾傳 Volume 28: Book of Wei 28 - Biographies of Wang, Guanqiu, Zhuge, Deng and Zhong 4
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷四十八 列傳第十八 向雄 段灼 閻纘 Volume 48 Biographies 18: Xiang Xiong; Duan Zhuo; Yan Zuan 3
The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧魏‧碩鼠 Lessons from the states - Odes of Wei - Shou Shu 3
Book of Han 《漢書》 卷九十五 西南夷兩粵朝鮮傳 Volume 95: Traditions of the Yi of the southeast, the two Yues, and Chosun (Korea) --- Nanyue and Min Yue 3
The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧節南山之什‧雨無正 Minor odes of the kingdom - Jie Nan Shan Zhi Shen - Yu Wu Zheng 3
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷十八 魏書十八 二李臧文呂許典二龐閻傳 Volume 18: Book of Wei 18 - Biographies of the two Lis, Zang, Wen, Lü, Xu, Dian, the two Pangs, and Yan 2
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷三十二 蜀書二 先主傳 Volume 32: Book of Shu 2 - Biography of the Former Lord 2
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷六十一 吳書十六 潘濬陸凱傳 Volume 61: Book of Wu 16 - Biographies of Pan Jun and Lu Kai 2

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
未肯 未肯 未肯用命 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 宣公 Lord Xuan 22
肯听 肯聽 使失路者而肯聽習問知 Han Feizi 《韓非子》 解老第二十 Chapter 20: Commentaries on Laozi's Teachings 11
安肯 安肯 奸邪之臣安肯乘利而退其身 Han Feizi 《韓非子》 孤憤第十一 Chapter 11: Cynicism 5
肯正 肯正 非肯正為天下言 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《汲鄭列傳》 Biographies of Ji and Zheng 4
肯行 肯行 乃肯行 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《外戚世家》 Houses of the External Relatives 4
肯用 肯用 莫肯用訊 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧節南山之什‧雨無正 Minor odes of the kingdom - Jie Nan Shan Zhi Shen - Yu Wu Zheng 3
肯顾 肯顧 莫我肯顧 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧魏‧碩鼠 Lessons from the states - Odes of Wei - Shou Shu 3
肯念 肯念 莫肯念亂 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧鴻鴈之什‧沔水 Minor odes of the kingdom - Hong Yan Zhi Shen - Mian Shui 3
肯邪 肯邪 神人尚肯邪不邪 Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《孝武本紀》 Annals of the Xiaowu Emperor 3
肯发兵 肯發兵 若肯發兵助我乎 Book of Han 《漢書》 卷九十四上 匈奴傳 Volume 94a: Traditions of the Xiongnu 1 2