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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – the cracks in a shell during fortune-telling, an omen.

An autological character in oracle script: actual cracks in a shell signifying cracks.

Han character[edit]

(radical 10 +4, 6 strokes, cangjie input 中一山人 (LMUO), four-corner 32113)

  1. omen
  2. (China, Japan, Korea and Singapore) trillion (million million), tera-, 1012
  3. (China) mega-
  4. (Vietnam) million, mega-

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 124, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1347
  • Dae Jaweon: page 260, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 268, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+5146

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale siu6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Number[edit]

(ちょう, chō)

  1. 1012, (US) trillion, (UK) billion

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jo) (hangeul , revised jo, McCune-Reischauer cho)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin zhào (zhao4), Wade-Giles chao4)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(triệu, diệu, điềm, giệu)