小人 xiǎorén

  1. xiǎorén noun a vulgar person; a person of little virtue; xiaoren
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Literally, 小人 means 'a small man' but in Confucian thought it means the opposite of 君子 'a benevolent person.' (Yao 2000, p. 214) For example, 君子周而不比,小人比而不周。 'The superior man [junzi] is catholic [broad-minded] and not partisan. The mean man [xiaoren] is partisan and not catholic [broad-minded.' (Lunyu 2:14, trans. by Legge 1861; CC-CEDICT '小人'; Guoyu '小人' 3)
  2. xiǎorén noun a short person
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In contrast to a 巨人 giant (Guoyu '小人' 1)
  3. xiǎorén noun a commoner
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (CC-CEDICT '小人'; Guoyu '小人' 2)
  4. xiǎorén pronoun I; me
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: A humble self reference (CC-CEDICT '小人'; Guoyu '小人' 4)

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大人不记小人过小人物君子坦荡荡,小人长戚戚小人得志小人精小人书势利小人以小人之心,度君子之腹远小人

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Truncated for common words

  • Scroll 6 Tan Jin Wenji 鐔津文集 — count: 12
  • Scroll 16 Tan Jin Wenji 鐔津文集 — count: 9
  • Scroll 3 Treasured Instructions of Chan Temples (Chanlin Baoxun) 禪林寶訓 — count: 9
  • Scroll 9 Long Shu Zeng Guang Jing Tu Wen 龍舒增廣淨土文 — count: 8
  • Scroll 14 Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (Da Zhi Du Lun) 大智度論 — count: 7 , has English translation
  • Scroll 7 Fa Hua Yi Shu 法華義疏 — count: 7
  • Scroll 16 Abhidharmavibhāṣāśāstra (Apitan Pi Po Sha Lun) 阿毘曇毘婆沙論 — count: 7
  • Scroll 5 Tan Jin Wenji 鐔津文集 — count: 7
  • Scroll 7 Fa Hua Xuan Lun 法華玄論 — count: 6
  • Scroll 5 Fa Hua Yi Shu 法華義疏 — count: 6

Collocations

  • 小人说 (小人說) 今所明者前對小人說 — Fa Hua Xuan Lun 法華玄論, Scroll 2 — count: 7
  • 化小人 (化小人) 又佛上自說則是大人化小人 — Fa Hua Yi Shu 法華義疏, Scroll 5 — count: 6
  • 小人法 (小人法) 是小人法 — Sarvāstivādavinayavibhāṣā (Sapoduopinipiposha) 薩婆多毘尼毘婆沙, Scroll 6 — count: 5
  • 学小人 (學小人) 傍為發軫學小人 — Miaofa Lianhua Jing Wen Ju 妙法蓮華經文句, Scroll 7 — count: 4
  • 取小人 (取小人) 大取小人說 — Fa Hua Xuan Lun 法華玄論, Scroll 7 — count: 3
  • 训小人 (訓小人) 訓小人 — Prajñāpāramitā Heart Sūtra 般若波羅蜜多心經, Scroll 1 — count: 2
  • 令小人 (令小人) 令小人說大以化小人 — Fa Hua Yi Shu 法華義疏, Scroll 7 — count: 2
  • 小人等 (小人等) 我力弱故諸小人等以非法取用 — Shi Zhu Pi Po Sha Lun 十住毘婆沙論, Scroll 14 — count: 2
  • 习小人 (習小人) 習小人 — Śṛgālavāda Sūtra (Shan Sheng Zi Jing) 善生子經, Scroll 1 — count: 2
  • 小人名为 (小人名為) 人說於大法以化小人名為自教 — Fa Hua Yi Shu 法華義疏, Scroll 7 — count: 2