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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)

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

Chinese[edit]

-
trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]


Pronoun[edit]

  1. (Wu) you (2nd person singular pronoun)
    哪能現在上海言話 [Shanghainese, trad.]
    哪能现在上海言话 [Shanghainese, simp.]
    How come you speak so well Shanghainese?
  2. (poetic) I, me (1st person singular pronoun)

Synonyms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

  1. A surname​. Nong

Noun[edit]

  1. (Min Nan) person, alternative form of , only for lâng reading.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
わし
Hyōgaiji
kun'yomi

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This character is seldom used in modern Japanese.

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
わし
Hyōgaiji
kun'yomi

Contraction of (watashi, I, me).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (more common)

Pronoun[edit]

(hiragana わし, romaji washi)

  1. I, me (used by the elderly)
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.

More commonly spelled , or in kana to make the reading explicit.

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
かれ
Hyōgaiji
kun'yomi

From Old Japanese. Compound of (ka, that, yon) +‎ (-re, nominalizing suffix for demonstratives). Found in the Man'yōshū compiled around 759.

Pronunciation[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (more common)

Pronoun[edit]

(hiragana かれ, romaji kare)

  1. (rare) third person pronoun: he, she
    1. particularly, male personal third person pronoun: he
    2. by extension from he: boyfriend
Usage notes[edit]

Very rare spelling. See the more common spelling for more details about the term.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nông, nùng, noọng)

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