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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +13, 15 strokes, cangjie input 人廿田女 (OTWV), four-corner 25232, composition)

  1. I
  2. you
  3. family name
  4. person (Fujianese)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 118, character 25
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1176
  • Dae Jaweon: page 251, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 225, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+5102

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Yale nung4)


Japanese[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

(hiragana わし, romaji washi)

  1. I, me (used by the elderly)

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The term is generally only used by the elderly, and its use is often considered stereotypical of them. As such, it is frequently used in TV shows and comics to emphasize the age of characters.


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin nóng (nong2), Wade-Giles nung2)

Usage notes[edit]

It is commonly used in Shanghainese (to mean 'you'), but utterly unknown in Mandarin.


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nông, nùng, noọng)


Wu[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

IPA:[noŋ]

Latin Alphabet: nóng

Zhuyin Fuhao: ㄋㄨㄥˊ