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Etymology[edit]

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Han character[edit]

(radical 2 +3, 4 strokes, cangjie input 戈木尸 (IDS))

  1. book

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Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping syu1, Yale syu1)

Noun[edit]

(simplified, Jyutping syu1, traditional )

  1. book

Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin qián (qian2), shū (shu1), Wade-Giles ch'ien2, shu1)

  1. a book, a codex
  2. a collection of bamboo or wooden slips, the traditional form of records in China
  3. a letter, a document
  4. Chinese characters
  5. the form of a written or printed Chinese character, script, font
  6. the art of calligraphy
  7. an ancient government post in charge of secretarial duties
  8. an imperial edict
  9. storytelling
  10. the Classic of History, originally known simply as 书

Noun[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin shū, traditional )

  1. a book, a codex
  2. a letter, a document
  3. style of calligraphy, script, font

Verb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin shū, traditional )

  1. to write

Proper noun[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin shū, traditional )

  1. abbreviation of 书经 (書經), the Classic of History

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References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-24.