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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 人卜廿 (OYT), four-corner 20218, composition)

  1. throne
  2. position, post
  3. rank, status
  4. seat
  5. measure word for persons

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 98, character 7
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 503
  • Dae Jaweon: page 206, character 18
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 138, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+4F4D

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping wai2, wai6, Yale wai2, wai6)

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Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ vùi (vui3), (vi3), Hagfa Pinyim vui4, vi4)

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References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

See also 位する

Counter[edit]

(hiragana , romaji -i)

  1. rank, place
    • である
      だいいちいである
      dai ichi-i de aru
      be ranked first
    • になる
      にいになる
      ni-i ni naru
      take second place
    • 10落ちる
      じゅういにおちる
      jū-i ni ochiru
      drop to tenth place
  2. decimal place
  3. ghosts

Noun[edit]

(hiragana くらい, romaji kurai)

  1. grade, rank
    • 上がる [下す]
      くらいがあがる [くだす]
      kurai ga agaru [kudasu]
      rise [lower] in rank
    • 高い
      くらいのたかいひと
      kurai no takai hito
      a high-ranked person
  2. the throne, the crown
    • 譲る
      くらいをゆずる
      kurai o yuzuru
      abdicate the throne
    • つく
      くらいにつく
      kurai ni tsuku
      assume the throne
  3. (mathematics) place, position

Derived terms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana くらい, romaji -kurai)

  1. seat, position, rank, grade

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 位牌 (いはい, ihai)
  • 位負 (くらいまけ, kuraimake)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin wèi (wei4), Wade-Giles wei4)

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Derived terms[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(vị, )

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