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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 人一弓口 (OMNR), four-corner 21220, composition)

  1. what, why, where, which, how
  2. a surname

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 98, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 511
  • Dae Jaweon: page 208, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 130, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+4F55

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping ho4, ho6, Yale ho4, ho6)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. what

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Interjection[edit]

(hiragana なに, romaji nani)

  1. What?, Huh?

Pronoun[edit]

(hiragana なに, romaji nani)

(hiragana なん, romaji nan)

  1. what
  2. that thing (used in place of words you can't remember at the moment.)

Derived terms[edit]

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (he2), Wade-Giles ho2)

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Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

  • (Hokkien dialect) Tagalog: Ho

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, )

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