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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (person) + phonetic  – resemblance between people.

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 人女戈人 (OVIO), four-corner 28200, composition)

  1. resemble, similar to
  2. as if, seem

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 97, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 485
  • Dae Jaweon: page 205, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 127, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+4F3C

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale chi5)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(sa) (hangeul , revised sa, McCune-Reischauer sa)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (si4), shì (shi4), Wade-Giles ssu4)

Adverb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. like, resembling
  2. used in conjunction with another adjective in a comparison that the first object/person is in a better position than the second
    点子, 一个一个. — He has so many ideas, each one better than the next.

Compounds[edit]

Adverb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin shì)

  1. usually used at the end of a sentence/subclause along with (de) to show an emphasis on the adjective.; just like
    什么, 根本没有说话.
    I am so indescribably livid with him - he isn't even listening to what I am saying. (literally: I am angered by him like whatever - he isn't at all listening to my speaking)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The meaning of this pronunciation is similar to . They differ only in where in a sentence they are used.

Conjunction[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. as if; it seems that...

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tự, tợ, tựa, từa)

References[edit]