ADULT  成人

HUMAN who is SUFFICIENTLY OLD to ESTABLISH his/her SEPARATE HOME.
MATUREGROWN-UPFULLY GROWNFULL-GROWNFULLY DEVELOPEDOF AGEOF LEGAL AGE
Old Chinese Criteria

[GENERAL/SPECIFIC]

[GENERAL-USE/TECHNICAL]

[INFORMAL/OFFICIAL]

1. The current word for an adult is zhuàng 壯.

[GENERAL], [GENERAL-USE]

2. Dīng 丁 is an administrative term for a person fully capable of physical work, current from Qín times.

[OFFICIAL], [SPECIFIC], [TECHNICAL]

3. Guàn zhě 冠者 refers to a person above the age of 18, when the capping ceremony took place.

[ELEVATED], [GENERAL-USE]

Modern Chinese Criteria

成年人

壯年人

壯夫

大人

丁口

壯丁

丁壯

丁夫

丁男

丁女

全丁

佬 (rare) refers to an adult male.

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

REY 2005 Dictionnaire culturel en langue francaise 1.107

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vi : 16
  • vadN : 3
  • NP : 3
  • v-p.adV : 2
  • vadV : 1
  • nab : 1
  • NPc : 1
  • VPi : 1
  • NP{N1=N2} : 1

Attributions by text

  • 史記 : 5
  • 春秋左傳 : 4
  • 說苑 : 3
  • 韓非子 : 3
  • 論語 : 2
  • 孟子 : 2
  • 禮記 : 1
  • 荀子 : 1
  • 阮籍集四卷 : 1
  • 管子 : 1
  • 莊子 : 1
  • 淮南子 : 1
  • 法言 : 1
  • 法集要頌經 : 1
  • 韓詩外傳 : 1
  • 新序 : 1

Words

   zhuàng OC: skraŋs MC: ʈʂi̯ɐŋ 11 Attributions

The current word for an adult is zhuàng 壯. [GENERAL], [GENERAL-USE]

  • v[adN]nonreferentialadults; persons of adult age (neither too old nor too young)
  • vibe full-grown, be adult; be fully mature (and not too old or too young)
  • vichangegrow adult; grow stronger
  • viinchoativebecome adult
   zhǎng OC: krlaŋʔ MC: ʈi̯ɐŋ 9 Attributions
  • vibe adult; be grown up
  • vadNadult; grown-up
  • vadVas an adult
  • v-p.adVwhen grown up
  • vichangebecome adult; grow up
   chéng OC: djeŋ MC: dʑiɛŋ 2 Attributions
  • vichangegrow to become adult
  • v-p.adVas an adult
丁壯   dīng zhuàng OC: teeŋ skraŋs MC: teŋ ʈʂi̯ɐŋ 1 Attribution
  • NP{N1=N2}male adult of working age (not too old and not too young)
中年   zhōng nián OC: krluŋ niin MC: ʈuŋ nen 1 Attribution
  • NPadult
冠者   guàn zhě OC: koons kljaʔ MC: kʷɑn tɕɣɛ 1 Attribution

Guàn zhě 冠者 refers to a person above the age of 18, when the capping ceremony took place. [ELEVATED], [GENERAL-USE]

  • NPcperson beyond the age of eighteen, when the 'capping ceremony' signifying adulthood takes place
壯夫   zhuàng fū OC: skraŋs pa MC: ʈʂi̯ɐŋ pi̯o 1 Attribution
  • NPnonreferentiala grown-up person
成人   chéng rén OC: djeŋ njin MC: dʑiɛŋ ȵin 1 Attribution
  • NPadult
盛壯   shèng zhuàng OC: djeŋs skraŋs MC: dʑiɛŋ ʈʂi̯ɐŋ 1 Attribution
  • NPpluraladults
  • VPichangebecome fully adult, reach one's best age
   dà dài MC: dajH OC: daads 1 Attribution
  • nabprocessadult age
   dīng OC: teeŋ MC: teŋ 0 Attributions

Dīng 丁 is an administrative term for a person fully capable of physical work, current from Qín times. [SPECIFIC], [OFFICIAL]

  • nadult
   rén OC: njin MC: ȵin 0 Attributions
  • nadult 成人 "become an adult"

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: