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Translingual[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (man) + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +12, 14 strokes, cangjie input 人廿金人 (OTCO), four-corner 22234, composition)

  1. slave, servant

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 116, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1094
  • Dae Jaweon: page 247, character 30
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 218, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+50D5

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping buk6, Yale buk6)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. me
  2. I (male)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Pronoun[edit]

(hiragana ぼく, katakana ボク, romaji boku)

  1. I (personal pronoun; implies that the speaker is a young boy or otherwise boyish)
  2. you; he; she (when the person to which this refers uses this term to refer to themselves, or is one who is assumed to use it, such as a young boy)

Usage notes[edit]

If used by an adult male, semi-formal; in formal conversation is preferred, while in casual conversation is preferred.

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Pronunciation 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana しもべ, romaji shimobe)

  1. manservant; servant

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bok) (hangeul , revised bok, McCune-Reischauer pok, Yale pok)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin (pu2), Wade-Giles p'u2)

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Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*bhuk)

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Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA po̍k (pok8))

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bộc, bọc)

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