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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic 

The now resembles the unrelated .

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 心口 (PR), four-corner 27620, composition)

  1. sentence
  2. measuring word or sentence

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 171, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3234
  • Dae Jaweon: page 382, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 571, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+53E5

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping geoi3, Yale geui3)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji ku)

  1. phrase; clause; sentence; passage; paragraph; line; verse; stanza

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gu, gwi) (hangeul , , revised gu, gwi, McCune-Reischauer ku, kwi)

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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (ju4), Wade-Giles chü4)

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Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, câu, cấu)

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References[edit]

  • Thiều Chửu : Hán Việt Tự Điển Hà Nội 1942
  • Trần Văn Chánh: Từ Điển Hán Việt NXB Trẻ, Ho Chi Minh Ville, 1999