EASY  容易易/輕

POSSIBLE AND IF TRIED OFTEN ACHIEVED LACKING:without EFFORT.
UNCOMPLICATEDUNDEMANDINGUNCHALLENGINGEFFORTLESSPAINLESSTROUBLE-FREEFACILESIMPLESTRAIGHTFORWARDELEMENTARYINFORMAL EASY AS PIEA PIECE OF CAKECHILD'S PLAYKIDS' STUFFA CINCHNO SWEATA BREEZESMOOTH SAILINGDUCK SOUPA SNAP
Taxonoymy

CLEARNATURALLYTRANSPARENT

Antonymy

DIFFICULT

Kind Of

POSSIBLE

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The current general word for easiness of actions is yì 易 (ant. nán 難 "difficult").

2. Qīng 輕 "light" is sometimes used to effortlessness of every kind.

3. Líng 泠 is a poetic word referring to graceful effortless ease of movement.

Modern Chinese Criteria

容易

簡易

輕易

便當

易於

易如反掌

輕而易舉

如湯沃雪

如拾草芥

俯拾即是

信手拈來

唾手可得

垂手而得

探囊取物

甕中捉鱉

手到擒拿

談笑封侯

一揮而就

一蹴而就

一拍即合

迎刃而解

發蒙振落

舉手之勞

不費吹灰之力

如入無人之境

得來全不費功夫

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

BUCK 1988 A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages 9.96

WU SANXING 2008 中國文化背景八千詞 Zhongguo wenhua beijing ba qian ci 371ff

GIRARD 1769 SYNONYMES FRANÇOIS, LEURS DIFFÉRENTES SIGNIFICATIONS, ET LE CHOIX QU'IL EN FAUT FAIRE Pour parler avec justesse 1.211.172

FACILE.AISE

PILLON 1850 Handbook of Greek Synonymes, from the French of M. Alex. Pillon, Librarian of the Bibliothèque Royale , at Paris, and one of the editors of the new edition of Plaché's Dictionnaire Grec-Français, edited, with notes, by the Rev. Thomas Kerchever Arnold, M.A. Rector of Lyndon, and late fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge no.366

FRANKE 1989 Bibliographisches Handbuch zur Sprachinhaltsforschung. Teil II. Systematischer Teil. B. Ordnung nach Sinnbezirken (mit einem alphabetischen Begriffsschluessel): Der Mensch und seine Welt im Spiegel der Sprachforschung 60A

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vt+V[0]{PASS} : 25
  • vt+V[0] : 19
  • vi : 19
  • vtoN : 5
  • vadV : 5
  • nab : 4
  • n : 2
  • VPi : 2
  • vadN : 2
  • vi.red : 1
  • vi-P : 1

Attributions by text

  • 韓非子 : 40
  • 荀子 : 9
  • 論語 : 6
  • 孟子 : 5
  • 史記 : 4
  • 說苑 : 3
  • 陸機集十一卷 : 3
  • 春秋左傳 : 3
  • 周易 : 2
  • 韓詩外傳 : 2
  • 墨子 : 1
  • 禮記 : 1
  • 莊子 : 1
  • 春秋穀梁傳 : 1
  • 百喻經 : 1
  • 戰國策 : 1
  • 法集要頌經 : 1
  • 法句經 : 1

Words

   yì OC: leeɡs MC: jiɛ 71 Attributions

The current general word for easiness of actions is yì 易 (ant. nán 難 "difficult").

  • nsubjectwhat is easy
  • nabacteasy naturalness
  • vadNeasy; without resistance
  • vadVwith ease, promptly; easily, without special cause; without proper constraint
  • viacttake it easy; be easygoing, be nonchalant; fail to take things as seriously as they deserve to be taken
  • vigradedbe easy and natural; be easy and trifling; be an easy matter 甚易
  • vimathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
  • vt+V[0]{PASS}gradedbe easy to be V-ed
  • vt+V[0]putativebe prone to; find it easy to; be easily tempted to; come to V easily; regard it as easy to; regard as trifling
  • vtoNcausativemake things easy for
  • vtoNputativefail to take seriously, consider as easy to deal with; fail to pay the proper attention to
  • vtoNreflexive.自make things easy for oneself; be easy on oneself
  • nabfeatureeasiness
輕 / 輕   qìng OC: kheŋs MC: khiɛŋ qīng OC: kheŋ MC: khiɛŋ 9 Attributions

Qīng 輕 "light" is sometimes used to effortlessness of every kind. Qīng 輕 "light" is sometimes used to effortlessness of every kind.

  • vt+V[0]fail to take the matter of V-ing seriously; find it easy to; be easily ready to;
  • vadNeasily obtained (profit etc)
  • vadVeaslily
  • vibe effortless
   líng OC: ɡ-reeŋ MC: leŋ 2 Attributions

Líng 泠 is a poetic word referring to graceful effortless ease of movement.

  • vi-Pwith graceful ease
  • vi.redhave a graceful cool ease
易然   yì rán OC: leeɡs njen MC: jiɛ ȵiɛn 2 Attributions
  • VPiintensitiveto be very easy
   jī OC: kɯl MC: kɨi 1 Attribution
  • vadVeasily; just like that
   zuò OC: sɡools MC: dzʷɑ 0 Attributions
  • vadVsitting down> effortlessly; without one having to do anything, without one doing anything
容易   róng yì OC: k-loŋ leeɡs MC: ji̯oŋ jiɛ 0 Attributions
  • VPieasy DCD: 《漢書‧楊惲傳》:"郎中 丘常 謂 惲 曰:'聞君侯訟 韓馮翊 ,當得活乎?' 惲 曰:'事何容易!脛脛者未必全也。'" 北齊 顏之推 《顏氏家訓‧勉學》:"校定書籍,亦何容易,...
   hǎo OC: qhuuʔ MC: hɑu 0 Attributions
  • vt+V(0)late: easy (for one) to V 好相與 "be easy to get along with"
   lì OC: rids MC: li 0 Attributions
  • vifind things easy; be effortless; be smooth

Existing SW for

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