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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +7, 9 strokes, cangjie input 人竹手戈 (OHQI), four-corner 23250, composition)

  1. sudden(ly), soon
  2. Russian, Russia

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 104, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 665
  • Dae Jaweon: page 220, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 162, character 14
  • Unihan data for U+4FC4

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping ngo5, Yale ngo5)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 俄然 (gazen): suddenly, abruptly
  • 俄雨 (niwakaame): rain shower

Adjectival noun[edit]

(-na inflection, hiragana にわか, romaji niwaka)

  1. sudden, abrupt, unexpected, improvised, offhand

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana にわか, romaji niwaka)

  1. abbreviation of 俄狂言 (にわかきょうげん) (niwaka kyōgen): a farce; an impromptu comic interlude during a Noh play
  2. by extension, any impromptu joke, witticism, or pun

Alternative forms[edit]

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin é (e2), Wade-Giles o2)

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Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ngɑ)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

俄 (nga, Nga)

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