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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 口日戈中 (RAIL), four-corner 67020, composition)

  1. chirping of insects
  2. pump

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping zek1, zik1, Yale jek1, jik1)

  1. a final particle

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

  • Big5:
    • Hex: AE41
    • Decimal: 44609

Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (ji1), Wade-Giles chi1)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • This character derives from , with an added mouth radical to indicate onomatopoeia. It is used in the Poem of Mulan to represent the click-clack or swoosh-woosh of Mulan's weaving. In the version published in The Flowering Plum and the Palace Lady: Interpretations of Chinese Poetry, by Han H. Frankel, Yale University Press (1976), this is transcribed as tsiek-tsiek.

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tức, )

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