Taxonomy of meanings for 此:

  • cǐ (OC: tsheʔ MC: tsʰiɛ) 雌氏切 上 廣韻:【止也雌氏切九 】
    • mostly deictic/exophoric>THIS
      • npro:post.Vt[COMP]+prepgradedthis (after comparative phrases) 大於此
      • npro.adN{NUM}:adnproN=abstract此三者
      • npro.adN{NUM}:adnproconcretethese 此三者
      • npro.adNanaphoricthis, these 此人
      • npro.adNdeicticthis present (time) 此歲
      • npro.adNgeneralthis kind of
      • npro.adNhypotheticalthis (hypothetical) person
      • npro.adNprthis person so-and-so
      • npro.adNabthis 此說之難"These difficulties with persusasion"
      • npro.adNmthis
      • npro.adV{NUM}+Nabthese so-and-so-many abstract Ns 此三欲
      • npro.adV{NUM}+NN=concrete此三大夫
      • npro.post=Nthis
      • npro{OBJ}+Vtpronominal object in preverbal position 此務
      • npro+N{PRED}anaphoricthis abstract subject (is N)
      • nproabstractthis (particular aforementioned abstract but definite) item
      • npro(adN)anaphoricthe aforementioned concrete item/person as subject
      • nprocataphoricthe following
      • nproconcretethis person; these people (mostly plural) =此人; this concrete thing = 此物
      • nprodeicticthis item (unmentioned in the text before but present in the situation)
      • nprogeneralthe people/situation described above, in general [Interchangeable with 是 SUCH???]
      • nprononreferentiala certain hypothetical one
      • nproabstractthis situation, this fact, this state of affairs 如此
      • npropluralthese things
      • nproreference=textthis (aforementioned utterance, or quotation)
      • npro1.adV{NUM}+N:adnpro2N=concrete此二人者
      • npro1.adV{NUM}+N:adnpro2N=abstract此三本者
      • npro1+.Vttonpro2.+N此謂之x
      • nproad.V{NUM}+Nmodifying a counted set of things
      • npro.mthis stuff
      • npro1=npro2adNthis his; this their
      • nproanaphoricthe facts/situation just described
      • this place>HERE
        • npro.adStextin this place of the text, here in the text
        • npro.adVhere
        • npro.postVtconcrete: here
        • npro.postVtobjectthis abstract place in a text
        • npro.adNhere-present
        • npro(adN)N=placethis contextually determinate place > here
      • this time>NOW
        • nabtimethe present time
        • npro.adNpresent
        • at the specified time>THEN
          • padV.post-S(one set of parallel examples:) then (like 斯 "then"); then that DADAILIJI P. 190誠在其中,此見於外。
          • under the specified conditions>THUS
            • npro.adS1:postS2in this way (this almost comes close to "therefore")
            • nproadVin this way
            • npro{PRED}be like this; work like this
          • this kind of>RESEMBLE
            • npro.adNgeneralthis type of (month, i.e. a February)
            • nprohumansuch a person
            • npro.adVlike this 庾信:天何為此醉 "Why is Heaven drunk like this?"