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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
右-bw.png
Japanese stroke order
右-jbw.png

Etymology[edit]

右 is from the combination of the phonetic element , semantically a protecting right arm, and , which here merely signifies an object. The right hand is traditionally the one used in protecting an object while carrying it.

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 大口 (KR), four-corner 40600, composition𠂇)

  1. right (direction)
  2. west
  3. right-wing

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 173, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3250
  • Dae Jaweon: page 385, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 569, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+53F3

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (右), Pronunciation (1/2)

Initial: 云 (35)
Final: 尤
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 云久切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦɨuX/ /i̯ə̯uX/ /ɣiuX/ /ɦiuX/ /ɦuwX/ /ɣĭəuX/ /ɣiəuX/
Character (右), Pronunciation (2/2)

Initial: 云 (35)
Final: 尤
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 于救切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦɨuH/ /i̯ə̯uH/ /ɣiuH/ /ɦiuH/ /ɦuwH/ /ɣĭəuH/ /ɣiəuH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yòu ‹ hjuwH › /*m-qʷəʔ-s ~ *m-qʷəʔ/ right hand
yòu ‹ hjuwX › /*ɢʷəʔ {*[ɢ]ʷəʔ}/ right hand
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
15597 0 /*ɢʷɯʔ/
15604 0 /*ɢʷɯs/

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) the right side; the right

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Kanji in this term
みぎ
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

(hiragana みぎ, romaji migi)

  1. (direction) the right
  2. above statement; foregoing
  3. (politics) the right wing; a rightist

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(u)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: u, McCune-Reischauer: u)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hữu)

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