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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 口竹十口 (RHJR), four-corner 62064, composition)

  1. to gasp for breath
  2. wheeze
  3. to take a breather
  4. breath, smell, odor

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Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale si6)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(si, hwal) (hangeul , , revised si, hwal, McCune-Reischauer si, hwal)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin huài (huai4), shì (shi4), Wade-Giles huai4, shih4)

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Usage notes[edit]

The huài (huai4) is used for the "to gasp for breath, wheeze, to take a breather" definitions. The shì (shi4) reading is only used for the "breath, smell, odor" definition.

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