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这 (這) zhè zhèi

  1. zhè pronoun this / these
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Demonstrative Pronoun 指示代词
    Notes: 这 is often followed by a measure word, such as 个, emphasizing 'this' particular thing. For example, 对这个消息 'regarding this information ...' (Lao She, 2003, p. 235) 这 is always placed before the noun that it refers to. Its part of speech is also classified as a determiner. The use of this character as a demonstrative pronoun began in vernacular texts from the Tang (Norman 1988, p. 119). 这 is the 13th most frequently used word in the Beijing Language Institute's 1985 frequency wordlist (Ho, 2002, '这'; NCCED '这' 1).
  2. zhèi pronoun this / these
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Demonstrative Pronoun 指示代词
    Notes: Colloqial use (NCCED '这' zhèi; Sun 2006, loc. 1818)
  3. zhè pronoun now
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: For example, 在这之后 'after this ...' (VOA, 2007-7-5) 这 refers to a time in this sense (NCCED '这' 4).

Contained in

这里这么这些这样这个这边这儿这会儿这样一来这么着这种

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 《佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄》 Scroll 1 127
The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 《佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄》 Scroll 8 107
The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 《佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄》 Scroll 3 102
The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 《佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄》 Scroll 4 91
The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 《佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄》 Scroll 9 87
The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 《佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄》 Scroll 6 86
Wan Song Laoren Ping Chang Tian Tong Jue Heshang Song Gu Congrong An Lu 《萬松老人評唱天童覺和尚頌古從容庵錄》 Scroll 2 76
The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 《佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄》 Scroll 2 73
The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 《佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄》 Scroll 10 72
Wan Song Laoren Ping Chang Tian Tong Jue Heshang Song Gu Congrong An Lu 《萬松老人評唱天童覺和尚頌古從容庵錄》 Scroll 3 62