1. pronoun he; him
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words , Concept: Personal Pronoun 人称代词
    Notes: 他 is a singular third person masculine pronoun or used when the sex of the person is unknown or unimportant (NCCED '他' 2; Sun 2006, loc. 357). 他 is often followed by 自己, empahsizing the pronoun. For example, 他自己都不耐烦了 'Even he lost his patience ...' (Lao She, 2003, p. 232) The use of 他 as a personal pronoun began in colloqial passages of post-Han texts (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 80; Norman 1988, pp. 118-119). 他 is the 12th most frequently used word in the Beijing Language Institute's 1985 frequency wordlist (Ho 2002, '他' 1).
  2. adverb another aspect
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words
    Notes: (Guoyu '他' tā adv)
  3. noun other; another; some other
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 另外. For example, in the Classic of Rites, 在他國 'being in another state.' (Legge, 1885, Questions of Zeng-zi 禮記‧曾子問) (Guoyu '他' tā n; Ho 2002, '他' 2; Kroll 2015 '他' 1; NCCED '他' 1)
  4. pronoun everybody
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words
    Notes: Used in the pattern 你也... 他也...(NCCED '他' 3)
  5. adjective other
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 另外 (Guoyu '他' tā adj)
  6. tuō pronoun other; another; some other
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Used as an indefinite pronoun (Guoyu '他' tuō; Pulleyblank 1995, p. 78, 97)

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