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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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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)

  1. mouth
  2. open end
  3. entrance, gate

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

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping hau2, Yale hau2)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ khéu, héu, Guangdong k'eu3, heu5 [Meixian], heu3, k'ieu3 [Hailu], Hagfa Pinyim heu3)

References[edit]


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)

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin kǒu (kou3), Wade-Giles k'ou3)

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin kǒu)

  1. mouth
    漱漱你的。shù shù nǐ de kǒu.
    Rinse your mouth out.
    这话出自你的,听来令人奇怪。zhè huà chū zì nǐ de kǒu,tīnglái lìngrén qíguài.
    This sounds strange in your mouth.
  2. entrance, opening, mouth (of object)
    入口 entrance; 出口 exit;
  3. hole, cut
    口子 hole; 伤口 wound

Classifier[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin kǒu)

  1. measure word for thing with a mouth ( people, animals, guns )
  2. measure word for bites or mouthfuls
    我可以吃一吗? wǒ kěyǐ chī yīkǒu ma?
    Can I have a bite?

Proper noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin kǒu)

  1. Kangxi radical 30

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.

Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*kǒu)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ kháu (khau2), khió (khio2), khó• (kho•2), káu (kau2))


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khẩu)