zài

  1. zài verb in / at
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: This sense of 在 indicates the location of the subject (NCCED '在' 2). For example, 祥子蹲在烤旁 'Xiangzi squatted besides the stove.'(Lao She, 2003, p. 216) In this example, the verb 蹲 'squat' precedes 在 but in some cases it may follow 在 after the location referred to. For example, 孩子...在院里玩耍... 'the child was in the courtyard playing.'(Lao She, 2003, p. 220) 在 is the seventh most frequently used word in the Beijing Language Institute's 1985 frequency wordlist (Ho, 2002, '在').
  2. zài preposition at
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Position 位
    Notes: In this sense, 在 helps to indicate time, place, direction or scope (Li Shaoqi, 2003, pp. 404-407; NCCED '在' 6) 1. Time: 在 may be placed before a verb, adjective, or the subject to introduce time. For example, 世卫组织表示将在十一月发布建议 'The World Health Organization said that they would publish a recommendation in November.' 2. Place. For example, 火箭在距发射台约九公里处 'when the rocket was at a location approximately 90 kilometers from the launch pad.' (VOA, 2015-12-23) 3. Scope. For example, 总统在演讲中... 'while the president was giving a speech ...' (VOA, 2007-7-5)
  3. zài adverb when / indicates that someone or something is in the process of doing something
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (Li Shaoqi, 2003, p. 224; NCCED '在' 5; Ho, 2002, '在' 3) For example, 科学家们一直在探寻... 'Scientists have been continuously searching ...' (VOA, 2015-07-25)
  4. zài verb to exist / to be living
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: (NCCED '在' 5; Ho, 2002, '在' 2)
  5. zài verb to consist of
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: (NCCED '在' 5)
  6. zài verb to be at a post
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Frequently Used Words 常用词汇
    Notes: (NCCED '在' 5)

Contained in

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Truncated for common words

  • Scroll 2 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 《四分律行事鈔資持記》 — count: 391
  • Scroll 1 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 《四分律行事鈔資持記》 — count: 310
  • Scroll 3 Si Fen Lu Xingshi Chao Zi Chi Ji 《四分律行事鈔資持記》 — count: 210
  • Scroll 3 Si Fen Lu Shan Fan Bu Que Xingshi Chao 《四分律刪繁補闕行事鈔》 — count: 185
  • Scroll 2 Mātangīsūtra (Modengjia Jing) 《摩登伽經》 — count: 169
  • Scroll 2 Si Fen Lu Shan Fan Bu Que Xingshi Chao 《四分律刪繁補闕行事鈔》 — count: 154
  • Scroll 1 Si Fen Lu Shan Fan Bu Que Xingshi Chao 《四分律刪繁補闕行事鈔》 — count: 145
  • Scroll 68 Abhidharmamahāvibhāṣaśāstra (Apidamo Dapiposha Lun) 《阿毘達磨大毘婆沙論》 — count: 125
  • Scroll 5 Zhi Guan Fu Xing Chuan Hong Jue 《止觀輔行傳弘決》 — count: 124
  • Scroll 2 Si Fen Lu Biqiu Han Zhu Jie Ben 《四分律比丘含注戒本》 — count: 123

Collocations

  • 佛在 (佛在) 佛在舍衛國祇樹花林窟 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 1 — count: 15
  • 在一面 (在一面) 在一面坐 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 2 — count: 13
  • 在一 (在一) 在一林下告諸比丘 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 2 — count: 11
  • 在大众 (在大眾) 在大眾中 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 1 — count: 8
  • 在灭 (在滅) 世尊今者在滅想定 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 4 — count: 7
  • 世尊在 (世尊在) 世尊在閑靜處 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 1 — count: 7
  • 今在 (今在) 毘婆尸佛今在鹿野苑中 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 1 — count: 6
  • 独在 (獨在) 出家之人獨在空野 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 5 — count: 5
  • 在舍卫国 (在舍衛國) 佛在舍衛國祇樹花林窟 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 1 — count: 5
  • 在闲静 (在閑靜) 世尊在閑靜處 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 1 — count: 4