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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 口土土 (RGG), four-corner 64014, composition)

  1. vomit
  2. cry of an infant

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 189, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3593
  • Dae Jaweon: page 408, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 611, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+54C7

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale wa1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(wa) (hangeul , revised wa, McCune-Reischauer wa)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (wa1), wa (wa5), Wade-Giles wa1, wa5)

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Interjection[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. (interjection indicating surprise or amazement ) Wow!, gee
    • 哇!你的样子太酷了! [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
      Wa! nǐ de yàngzǐ tài kùle! [Pinyin]
      Wow! You look terrific!

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. (onomatopoeia) sound of child's crying
  2. (onomatopoeia) sound of vomiting

Particle[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin wa)

  1. sentence-final particle, Equivalent of 啊 (a). Only used after words ending in -u, -ao.

Synonyms[edit]

  • after -ng, ci, zi, si, chi, zhi, shi
  • after -a, -o, -e, -i, -ü
  • after -n

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(oa, )

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