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See also: (katakana) , (hangul) , and (wéi)

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
口-bw.png
Stroke order
口-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

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

Pictogram (象形) – resembles an open mouth.

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +0, 3 strokes, cangjie input 口 (R), four-corner 60000)

Usage notes[edit]

This character (口) is used within characters; if a square is instead used as an enclosure (around) a character, then the character is used instead.

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 171, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3227
  • Dae Jaweon: page 379, character 17
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 566, character 14
  • Unihan data for U+53E3

Chinese[edit]

mouth; (a measure word)
simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 溪 (29)
Final: 侯
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 苦后切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kʰəuX/ /kʰə̯uX/ /kʰuX/ /kʰəuX/ /kʰəwX/ /kʰəuX/ /kʰəuX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
kǒu ‹ khuwX › /*kʰˤ(r)oʔ/ mouth

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
7490 0 /*kʰoːʔ/

Noun[edit]

  1. mouth
  2. entrance, opening, mouth (of object)
  3. hole, cut
  4. government organ; departement

Classifier[edit]

  1. measure word for thing with a mouth ( people, animals, guns )
  2. measure word for bites or mouthfuls
Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-14.
  • "Jukuu" (in Mandarin/English), Jukuu. URL accessed on 2014-03-03.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana くち, romaji kuchi)

  1. mouth
  2. opening

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gu)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: gu, McCune-Reischauer: ku)
  • Name (hangeul):  (revised: ip, McCune-Reischauer: ip)
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Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Okinawan[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(hiragana ぐち, romaji guchi)

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ぐち, romaji guchi)

  1. language
  2. dialect
  3. speech

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khẩu)

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