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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

A simplification of the Buddhist symbol introduced when Buddhism came to China. was given the same pronunciation as meaning 萬 (many virtues); so, came to be used as a simplified form of . 万 is simply a scribal form (script) of . The meaning ten thousand for 万 is a borrowing.

Han character[edit]

(radical 1 +2, 3 strokes, cangjie input 一尸 (MS), four-corner 10227)

  1. myriad: ten thousand
  2. myriad: innumerable
  3. letter in Zhuyin fuhao alphabet, representing /vo/ or /v/.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 76, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 10
  • Dae Jaweon: page 137, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 9, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+4E07

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping maan6, mak6, Yale maan6, mak6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. myriad, ten thousand
  2. very many

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Number[edit]

(まん, man)

  1. ten thousand, 10,000

Noun[edit]

(hiragana よろず, romaji yorozu)

  1. ten thousand
  2. a large number
  3. all, everything

Derived terms[edit]

Prefix[edit]

(hiragana ばん, romaji ban-)

  1. many
  2. all

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(man)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: man, McCune-Reischauer: man, Yale: man)
  • Name (hangeul): 일만 (revised: ilman, McCune-Reischauer: ilman)

References[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin wàn (wan4), Wade-Giles wan4)

Adverb[edit]

(Pinyin wàn, traditional )

  1. absolutely
  2. by all means

Number[edit]

(Pinyin wàn, traditional )

  1. ten thousand
  2. a very large number, myriad

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(vạn, quách)