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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
半-bw.png

Han character[edit]

(radical 24 +3, 5 strokes, cangjie input 火手 (FQ), four-corner 90500, composition ⿻⿱)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 156, character 7
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2707
  • Dae Jaweon: page 354, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 46, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+534A

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (半), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 幫 (1)
Final: 桓
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 博慢切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/puɑnH/ /puɑnH/ /puɑnH/ /pʷɑnH/ /pwanH/ /puɑnH/ /puɑnH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
bàn ‹ panH › /*pˤan-s/ half

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
243 1 /*paːns/

Noun[edit]

  1. half, semi-

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. half

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

  • (ばい, bai, double, twice)

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana はん, romaji -han)

  1. half

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ban) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer pan, Yale pan)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bán, bướng, ban, bận, bớn)

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