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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形)

几 几 几
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 16 +0, 2 strokes, cangjie input 竹弓 (HN), four-corner 77210)

  1. small table
  2. (simplified form of )
  3. how many? how much?
  4. a few, some

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 133, character 57
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1737
  • Dae Jaweon: page 299, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 275, character 19
  • Unihan data for U+51E0

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (几), Pronunciation (1/2)

Initial: 常 (25)
Final: 虞
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 市朱切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/d͡ʑɨo/ /ʑi̯u/ /ʑio/ /d͡ʑio/ /d͡ʑuə̆/ /ʑĭu/ /d͡ʑio/
Character (几), Pronunciation (2/2)

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 脂
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 居履切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kiɪX/ /kiX/ /kiX/ /kiX/ /kiX/ /kiX/ /kjɪX/

Definitions[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin , traditional )

  1. how much; how many
    • [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Nǐ yào jī píng? [Pinyin]
      How many bottles do you want?
    • 语言 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Nǐ huì shuō jī zhǒng yǔyán? [Pinyin]
      How many languages do you speak ?
  2. (of number, time, date) what; which
    • 点钟 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Jī diǎnzhōng le? [Pinyin]
      What time is it?
    • 今天 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Jīntiān jī hào? [Pinyin]
      What's the date today?
    • [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Nǐ jī hào? [Pinyin]
      What's your number?
  3. a few; some; several

Adverb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin , traditional )

  1. almost

Noun[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin )

  1. small table, stand
    • 条几 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]tiáojī [Pinyin] — long narrow table
    • 几案 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]jī'àn [Pinyin] — long table
    • 香几 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]xiāngjī [Pinyin] — incense stand
    • 明窗净几 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]míngchuāngjìngjī [Pinyin] — bright and clean

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gwe) (hangeul , revised gwe, McCune-Reischauer kwe)

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Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(gyǐ)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(kỉ)

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