Taxonomy of meanings for 聽:

  • tìng (OC: theeŋs MC: tʰeŋ) 他定切 去 廣韻:【待也聆也謀也他定切又音㕔三 】
  • tīng (OC: theeŋ MC: tʰeŋ) 他丁切 平 廣韻:【聆也又湯定切 】
    • LISTEN
      • nabdispositionability to listen
      • nabfactualwhat one has heard
      • vt(oN)omlisten to the contextually determinate person or thing
      • vt[oN]listen to people; listen out for things
      • vt[oN]imperativeyou listen to me! Listen to what I have to say! (Mostly the subject of imperatives is omitted, so that here as elsewhere with verbs in the imperative one might be tempted to write the syntactic category as: vt[0][oN] . But there are apparent exceptions. In these exceptions it is typically possible to take the apparent subject as a separate vocative, along the lines of: Good friends! [You] must...)
      • vt+prep+Nlisten to
      • vtoNlisten to; pay attention to (without necessarily approving of)
      • vt[oN]N=speakerlisten to N
      • vtoNimperativelisten to! (The category is vt[oN])
      • vtoNpassivebe listened to
      • vtoNhearhear, "pick up" (in the streets)
      • nabactthe listening
      • vtoNlisten to
      • physiological means>ORGAN
        • to official administrative proceedings on>GOVERN
          • nabactattending to government
          • viactperform one's administrative duties, attend meetings
          • vtoNjudge; attend to (matters of government), conduct (government); supervise
        • so as to agree>PERMIT
          • vt(oN)give one's permission; follow advice of a contextually determinate person
          • vtoNpermit, go along with (a suggestion etc); permit someone to do as he pleases
          • vtt(oN.)+V[0]allow the contextually determinate N to V
          • vttoN.+V[0]permit N to V (as he wishes)
        • to instructions, so as to follow them>OBEY
          • vtoNobey, show obedience to; act in accordance with (a demand) 不聽(with negation often with object omitted)
          • vt[oN]obey orders; be obedient to others; be obedient to anybody
          • nabdispositionobedience; ability to listen to advice
          • vt+prep+Nserve under, obey
          • vt(oN)imperativeobey the contextually determinate instructions/suggestions! Conform to (this).
          • vt(oN)obey the contextually determinate order N
          • vtoNfollow N's advice
          • figurative>RELY ON
            • vt(oN)rely on or use the contextually determinate N
      • figurative: to one’s own reflections>THINK
        • vtoNpay attention to
        • find things to listen to and think about in relation to sth>INVESTIGATE
          • vtoNtry to get all the news about, investigate secretly cf. 打聽
        • be listened to and heard about>REPUTATION
          • nabsocialHan Stele: reputation
        • agent who listens to enemy news>SPY
          • nCommentary to XUN: spy