Taxonomy of meanings for 問:

  • wèn (OC: mɯns MC: miun) 亡運切 去 廣韻:【訊也又姓今襄州有之亡運切十一 】
    • ASK
      • nab.t:(+prep+N)questions to a contextually determinate interlocutor
      • nab.t:+prep+Nacta question directed at N
      • nab.tquestion for N
      • nabact大哉問form of words used to ask a question; question uttered
      • vt.postNask about N 每事問
      • vt(oN.)+Vask a contextually determinate person (and say) 問曰
      • vt(oN)切問而近思conduct consultations of one who are supposed to know
      • vt(oN)imperativeask about the contextually determinate matter N
      • vt(oS)ask the contextually determinate question 又問
      • vt[0]+V[0]subject=indefiniteIt is asked, the question arose:... (with an irrelevant omitted indefinite subject)
      • vt+prep+N.adV問於N曰 ZHUANG 問乎N曰
      • vt+prep+Nask questions of 問於
      • vt+prep+Nobject=matterask about (a subject matter)
      • vtoN.+VN=interlocutorask interlocutor N and say: 問師曠曰
      • vtoN.+VN=subject matterasked about N (and said) 問之曰
      • vtoNN=questionask the question N 問話
      • vtoNN=informationto ask for relevant information about 問其故, 問他
      • vtoNobject=interlocutorconsult an interlocutor 問知"ask those who know"
      • vtoNobject=problemask about (something or someone to be discussed) 問政
      • vtoNpassivebe asked about 未可問
      • vtoNab[act]ask about Xing 問為仁
      • vtoNPab{S}ask about (with mostly nominalised sentential object) 問其所以異
      • vtoSobject=speechask and say (: "...", with direct object without yuē 曰)
      • vtt(oN1.)+N2N2=interlocutorask N2 about the contextually determinate N1 問左右
      • vtt(oN1.)+prep+N2omto ask (somebody N2) about something contextually determinate N1 問於孔子
      • DELETEask (a person) about something contextually determinate 問於曾子
      • vtt(oN1.)+prep+N2:+Vask N2 about the contextually determinate matter N1 問焉曰:
      • vtt+prep+N.oSask the question S of N 問於N: S
      • vttoN.+Squotationask the question S of interlocutor N 問N:
      • vttoN1.+N2ask N2 about N1問之仲尼
      • vttoN1.+prep+N2ask (someone N2) about (something N1) 問孝於我
      • vttoN1.+prep+N2:adVtoS問N1於N2曰
      • vttoN1(.+N2)consult (a person N1) about a determinate thing N2
      • vtt(oN1.)( prep N)ask the contextually determinate person N1 questions concerning the topic N2
      • vtt(oN.) Sask the contextually determinate interlocutor N the question S
      • as greeting>GREET
        • nabactgreetings; polite inquiry
        • vt(oN)ask politely how someone is> greet, send greeting to a contextually determinate person
        • vtoN1.-VtoN2greet N1 with a gift of V2; send greetings to N1 with a present of N2
      • with concern>CONSOLE
        • vtoNpay visit of condolence See VISIT
        • vtoNaddress with words of consolation
        • go to so as to console>VISIT
          • nabactvisit; greetings
          • viactpay a polite visit
          • vt(oN)pay a sickness visit to (a contextually determinate person)
          • vtoNpay a formal visit; send greetings (to anyone of any status); visit (the sick)
          • vtoNiussivesend a diplomatic mission to a state
          • make a present on the occasion of a visit>GIVE
            • vttoN1.+N2pay formal visit to X with (a gift) Y> make a formal gift of Y to X
          • so as to report>REPORT
            • vttoN1.post-vt(oN2)
    • questions about something>INVESTIGATE
      • vtoNtake into proper account; show proper intellectual concern for
      • with negatives: care about>THINK
        • vt(oN)(with negatives) not to worry about, not to care about
        • vtoN(with negatives) not to care about N
        • conative: so as to meddle in>CONTROL
          • vt(oN)try to control; meddle in 不聞不問
      • object>PROBLEM
        • nabactproblem raised; objection
        • nabtextCHEMLA 2003:
        • viactraise problems, engage in problematisation
        • vt(oN)problematise a contextually determinate subject N
        • vt[0]+N.+Vone might raise a problem about this (and say...)
        • vt[0]+V[0]The following problem arises: 問曰
        • vtoNraise problems regarding
      • in a hostile manner, as a person in authority>INTERROGATE
        • vtoNask in a hostile manner, interrogate; demand an explanation from
        • vttoN1.+prep+N2interrogate (someone) about (something)