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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Collection Document Title Occurrences
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷七十五 列傳第四十五 王湛 荀崧 范汪 劉惔 張憑 韓伯 Volume 75 Biographies 45: Wang Zhan; Xun Song; Fan Wang; Liu Tan 20
Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 地官司徒 第二 2. Office of Earth and Minster of Education and Social Welfare 19
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷四十九 列傳第十九 阮籍 嵇康 向秀 劉伶 謝鯤 胡毋輔之 畢卓 王尼 羊曼 光逸 Volume 49 Biographies 19: Ruan Ji; Ji Kang; Xiang Xiu; Liu Ling; Xie Kun; Huwu Fuzhi; Bi Zhuo; Wang Ni; Yang Man; Guang Yi 18
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷五十二 吳書七 張顧諸葛步傳 Volume 52: Book of Wu 7 - Biographies of Zhang, Gu, Zhuge, and Bu 16
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷九十三 列傳第五十三 隱逸 Volume 93 Biographies 53: Hermits 16
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷三十三 列傳第三 王祥 鄭沖 何曾 石苞 Volume 33 Biographies 3: Wang Xiang; Zheng Chong; He Zeng; Shi Bao 15
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷七十 鄭孔荀列傳 Volume 70: Biographies of Zheng, Kong, Xun 14
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷九十四 列傳第六十四 隱逸 Volume 94 Biographies 64: Hermits and Recluses 14
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 13
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷三十四 列傳第四 羊祜 杜預 Volume 34 Biographies 4: Yang Hu; Du Yu 13