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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (strong arm) – to help with one’s strength.

Han character[edit]

(radical 19 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 月一大尸 (BMKS), four-corner 74127, composition)

  1. help, aid, assist

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 146, character 27
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2313
  • Dae Jaweon: page 330, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 368, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+52A9

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping zo6, Yale jo6)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana すけ, romaji suke)

  1. assistance

Prefix[edit]

(hiragana じょ, romaji jo-)

  1. help
  2. assistant

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin zhù (zhu4), Wade-Giles chu4)

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Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ chō͘ (cho͘7), TLPA tsōo (tsoo7))

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References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(trợ, rợ, chợ, chữa, đợ, liên)

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