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Translingual[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形): an infant with an imperfect cranium (i.e. fontanelles). The here is a variant/corruption of .

Han character[edit]

(radical 10 +6, 8 strokes, cangjie input 竹X竹山 (HXHU), four-corner 77217, composition)

  1. son, child, oneself
  2. final part

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 125, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1365
  • Dae Jaweon: page 265, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 272, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+5152

See also[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping ji4, ngai4, Yale yi4, ngai4)

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

  1. child
  2. young of animals

Readings[edit]

References[edit]

  • New Nelson: 357
  • Halpern: 2625
  • Halpern Learners: not listed
  • Heisig: not listed
  • Tuttle Kanji Dictionary: 4c3.3
  1. Source: EDICT and KANJIDIC files licensed by the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin ér (er2), er (er5), Wade-Giles erh2, erh5)

Suffix[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin ér, simplified )

  1. child
    兒童
  2. son
    兒子

(simplified, Pinyin r, simplified )

  1. non-syllabic diminutive suffix
  2. retroflex final, 兒化韵 (Erhua)
    事兒

Usage notes[edit]

Not used as an individual character in modern Chinese.

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nhi, nghê, nhẻ)