xìn

  1. xìn verb to believe; to trust
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: 信 is synonymous with 相信 or 信任 in this sense (FE '信' 3; GDC '信' 5; Kroll 2015 '信' 1a, p. 508)
  2. xìn noun a letter
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 信 is synonymous with 书信 in this sense (FE '信' 6; Kroll 2015 '信' 5, p. 508)
  3. xìn noun evidence
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 信物 (FE '信' 7; GHC '信' 7; Kroll 2015 '信' 2a, p. 508)
  4. xìn noun faith; confidence
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (FE '信' 1; Kroll 2015 '信' 1c, p. 508)
  5. xìn adjective honest; sincere; true
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 信 is synonymous with 诚 in this sense (FE '信' 1; GHC '信' 1; Kroll 2015 '信' 1, p. 508)
  6. xìn noun proof; a certificate; a receipt; a voucher
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 信 is synonymous with 凭证 in this sense (Kroll 2015 '信' 2, p. 508)
  7. xìn noun an official holding a document
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Such as a document or letter to be delivered as a diplomatic mission (FE '信' 4; GHC '信' 8; Kroll 2015 '信' 3, p. 508)
  8. xìn adverb willfully; randomly
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 信 is synonymous with 随便 in this sense (FE '信' 8)
  9. xìn adverb truly
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: May be used in Literary Chinese to emphasize a supposition in a complex sentence with a subordinating conjunction (like 'if') (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 153; Kroll 2015 '信' 1b, p. 508; GHC '信' 2).
  10. xìn noun a gift
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '信' 6, p. 508)
  11. xìn noun credit
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 信用 (GHC '信' 3)
  12. xìn adverb on time; regularly
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 准时 (FE '信' 9; GHC '信' 4)
  13. xìn adjective to lodge in one place two or more nights in a row
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (GHC '信' 10; Kroll 2015 '信' 4, p. 508)
  14. xìn noun news; a message
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (FE '信' 5)
  15. xìn noun arsenic
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 信石 (CCD 2 '信')

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