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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
二-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

二 is simply two parallel lines (compare and ) suggesting a continuous relationship.

二 二 二 二
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 7 +0, 2 strokes, cangjie input 一一 (MM), four-corner 10100, composition)

  1. two
  2. twice

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 86, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 247
  • Dae Jaweon: page 175, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 2, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+4E8C

See also[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese (*njì).

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping ji6, Yale yi6)

  1. two

Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ nyi3, Guangdong ngi5, ng5 [Meixian], ngi6 [Hailu], Hagfa Pinyim ngi4)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (financial or formal)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji ni)

  1. two, 2
  2. second

Numeral[edit]

Japanese cardinal numbers
 <  1 2 3  > 
    Cardinal :

(, ni)

  1. two, 2
Idioms[edit]
  • 二兎を追う者は一兎をも得ず
    にとをおうものはいっとをもうず
    nito o oumono wa itto o mo uzu
    focus on one thing at a time
  • 二の足を踏む
    にのあしをふむ
    ni no ashi o fumu
    hesitate; think twice; shy or flinch
  • 二階から目薬
    にかいからめぐすり
    nikai kara megusuri
    trying to do an impossible task; taking eye medicine from the 2nd floor

Etymology 2[edit]

Originally /huta/: *[puta] > [ɸuta]. The Ablaut form of fito2 (one), which it doubles.

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ふた, romaji futa)

  1. two



Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(i)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: i, McCune-Reischauer: i, Yale: i)
  • Name (hangeul):  (revised: dul, McCune-Reischauer: tul, Yale: twul)

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese (*njì).

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin èr
Zhuyin ㄦˋ
IPA (key) /ˀɤɻ⁵¹/
Audio
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Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin èr (er4), Wade-Giles erh4)

Compounds[edit]

Numeral[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin èr)

  1. two

Usage note[edit]

is used in number. when counting thing with a measure word, is used.

Examples with

二十 twenty, 第二 second

Examples with

两个人 two people, 两年 two year

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

Adjective[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin èr)

  1. (Beijing) stupid

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-21.
  • ""Er" and "liang"" (in Mandarin/English), Chinese Grammar Wiki. URL accessed on 2014-03-21.

Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*njì)


Min Nan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese (*njì).

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ jī, lī, TLPA jī (ji7), lī (li7))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nhì, nhị)

References[edit]


Wu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese (*njì).

Pronunciation[edit]

Latin Alphabet: ní

Zhuyin Fuhao:ㄋㄧˊ