Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes


  1. měi pronoun each / every
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Demonstrative Pronoun 指示代词
    Notes: Also classified as a determiner. 每 is used in this sense in both modern and Literary Chinese. It is used to quantify the action rather than the subject of the sentence. It is frequently used in the initial time clause of a sentence (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 130). For example, 每人而悅之 'to please everybody' (Mengzi: 8.2/40/30, translation by Legge)
  2. měi adverb each / every
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷三十四 志第十四: 曆三 Volume 34 Treatises 14: Calendar 3 113
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷九十四 志第四十三:  食貨二 Volume 94 Treatises 47: Finance and Economics 2 55
New Book of Tang 《新唐書》 卷二十八上   志第十八上  曆四上 Volume 28a Treatises 20: Calendar 4a 53
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷九十三 志第四十二:  食貨一 Volume 93 Treatises 46: Finance and Economics 1 51
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷17 志第12 律曆中 Volume 17 Treatises 12: Measures and the Calendar 2 48
Book of Sui 《隋書》 卷18 志第13 律曆下 Volume 18 Treatises 13: Measures and the Calendar 3 46
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷四十三 志第二十三: 職官二 Volume 43 Treatises 23: Government Service 2 41
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百四十三 志第九十六 儀衞一 Volume 143 Treatises 96: Ceremonial Guards 1 38
History of Song 《宋史》 卷七十九 志第三十二 律曆十二 Volume 79 Treatises 32: Measures and Calendar 12 37
History of Ming 《明史》 卷四十七 志第二十三 禮一 Volume 47 Treatises 23: Rites 1 36