niàn

  1. niàn verb to read aloud
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (CC-CEDICT '念'; Guoyu '念' v 4; NCCED '念' 1; XHZD '念' 2, p. 535)
  2. niàn verb to remember; to expect
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, 伯夷、叔齊不念舊惡 'Bo Yi and Shu Qi did not keep the former wickednesses of men in mind.' (Lunyu 5:23) In this sense, 念 is a transitive verb with the object being the thing remembered (Guoyu '念' v 2; Kroll 2015 '念' 2).
  3. niàn verb to miss
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense, is a transient verb in the sense of 怀念 (CC-CEDICT '念'; GHC '念' 2; Guoyu '念' v 1; NCCED '念' 1; XHZD '念' 1, p. 535). It is defined in Shuo Wen, 念:常思也 'Nian: to think of often.' (Shuo Wen '心部')
  4. niàn verb to consider
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: This sense of 念 is similar to 思考 or 考虑 (Kroll 2015 '念' 3, p. 324; Ci Yuan '念' 1; GHC '念' 2)
  5. niàn verb to recite; to chant
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense, 念 means 诵 or 读诵, often but not always to recite from memory. 念 is used in this sense in both modern and literary Chinese. Middle Chinese: nemH (Ci Yuan '念' 2; Guoyu '念' v 3; Kroll 2015 '念' 4, p. 324)
  6. niàn verb to show affection for
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: This sense of 念 is similar to 爱怜 (Guoyu '念' v 7; Kroll 2015 '念' 4, p. 324)
  7. niàn noun a thought; an idea
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: This sense of 念 is similar to 念头 (CC-CEDICT '念'; Ci Yuan '念' 3; Guoyu '念' n 2). For example, 念終始典于學 'The thoughts from first to last should be fixed on learning.' (Classic of Rites, Record on the Subject of Education 禮記‧學記, trans. Legge)
  8. niàn number twenty
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: This sense of 念 is the same as 二十 or 廿 (CC-CEDICT '念'; Ci Yuan '念' 4; GHC '念' 4; Guoyu '念' n 3; XHZD '念' 3, p. 535)
  9. niàn noun memory
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: This sense of 念 is the same as 记忆 (CC-CEDICT '念'; Kroll 2015 '念' 2, p. 324)
  10. niàn noun an instant
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '念' n 1)
  11. niàn proper noun Nian
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '念' n 3)
  12. niàn noun mindfulness; smrti
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: smṛti, Pali: sati, Japanese: nen, Tibetan: dran pa; mindfulness is understood as awareness or presence of mind, a key concept in Buddhist meditation theory; it is the third of the pañcabala 'five powers' (BCSD '念', p. 469; BL 'smṛti', p. 831; FGDB '念'; Kroll 2015 '念' 1, p. 324; SH '念', p. 258)
  13. niàn noun a thought; citta
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: citta (BCSD '念', p. 469; MW 'citta'; SH '念', p. 258)

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  • Scroll 29 Sarvāstivādavinaya (Shi Song Lu) 十誦律 — count: 188
  • Scroll 7 Jietuo Dao Lun 解脫道論 — count: 169
  • Scroll 16 Dasheng Yi Zhang 大乘義章 — count: 169
  • Scroll 25 Middle Length Discourses (Zhong Ahan Jing) 中阿含經 — count: 155 , has English translation , has parallel version
  • Scroll 46 Middle Length Discourses (Zhong Ahan Jing) 中阿含經 — count: 126 , has English translation , has parallel version
  • Scroll 1 Guannian Emituo Fo Xiang Hai Sanmei Gongde Famen 觀念阿彌陀佛相海三昧功德法門 — count: 121
  • Scroll 17 Pañcaviṃśatisāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā Sūtra 放光般若經 — count: 113
  • Scroll 2 Sāgaranāgarājaparipṛcchā (Fo Wei Suo Jia Luo Long Wang Suo Shuo Dasheng Jing) 佛為娑伽羅龍王所說大乘經 — count: 112
  • Scroll 12 Dasheng Yi Zhang 大乘義章 — count: 110
  • Scroll 1 Bhadrapālasūtra (Ban Zhou Sanmei Jing) 般舟三昧經 — count: 108

Collocations

  • 善思念 (善思念) 善思念之 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 1 — count: 16
  • 王念 (王念) 羅呵阿須倫王念我 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 20 — count: 13
  • 念食 (念食) 猶以念食 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 6 — count: 8
  • 念乐 (念樂) 念樂時不 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 10 — count: 8
  • 念觉意 (念覺意) 一者修念覺意 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 2 — count: 7
  • 帝释念 (帝釋念) 今帝釋念我 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 20 — count: 7
  • 念一心 (念一心) 常念一心 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 13 — count: 7
  • 不为念 (不為念) 我今寧可不為念行 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 17 — count: 6
  • 坚固念 (堅固念) 有王名堅固念 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 6 — count: 6
  • 念行 (念行) 我今寧可不為念行 — Long Discourses (Chang Ahan Jing) 長阿含經, Scroll 17 — count: 6