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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ancient 𠄎; Ideogram (指事) – pregnant woman (swollen breasts and stomach); compare .

Han character[edit]

(radical 4 丿+1, 2 strokes, cangjie input 弓竹尸 (NHS), four-corner 17227)

  1. then
  2. really, indeed
  3. as it turned out, after all
  4. namely
  5. you, your (pre-classical)

Derived characters[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 81, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 113
  • Dae Jaweon: page 165, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 31, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+4E43

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping naai5, oi2, Yale naai5, oi2)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(nae)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: nae, McCune-Reischauer: nae, Yale: nay)
  • Name (hangeul): 이에 (revised: ie, McCune-Reischauer: ie)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin nǎi (nai3), Wade-Giles nai3)

  1. be
  2. just

References[edit]

  • 2005, 新編字典 (in Mandarin/English), 吉林大學出版社, ISBN 7560124291:

Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ lái (lai2), nái (nai2), Guangdong lai3, nai3)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nải, nãi, náy, nảy, nấy, nãy, nới, hồng)

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