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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

(meaning: mouth) + (phonetic: a).

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 口弓中口 (RNLR), four-corner 61020, composition)

  1. exclamatory particle

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping aa1, aa2, aa3, aa4, Yale a1, a2, a3, a4)

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Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ o (o1), ó (o2), Guangdong o1 [Meixian, Bao'an, Kwangtung], o1, a1 [Hailu, Siyan], Hagfa Pinyim o2, o3)

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References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

  1. love

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin ā (a1), á (a2), ǎ (a3), à (a4), a (a5), Wade-Giles a1, a2, a3, a4, a)

Interjection[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin ā)

  1. (used by itself to express surprise) ah, oh, ha

Interjection[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin ǎ)

  1. (indicating puzzled surprise) what? oh? huh?

Interjection[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin á)

  1. (indicating doubt or questioning) what?, huh?, eh

Interjection[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin à)

  1. (indicating agreement/approval) ah
    • [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]À, hǎo ba. [Pinyin] — Well, OK.

Particle[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin a)

  1. sentence-final particle expressing surprise
  2. sentence-final particle expressing exclamation, excitement or enthusiasm
  3. sentence-final particle softening the request
  4. used in enumerations, for confirmation (often untranslated)
  5. on and on, continuously

Usage notes[edit]

Only used after words ending in -ng, ci, zi, si, chi, zhi, shi. See , , , [[]] .

Synonyms[edit]

  • after -a, -o, -e, -i, -ü
  • after -u, -ao
  • after -n

References[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ a (a1))

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

(traditional and simplified, POJ a)

  1. ah; oh

Usage notes[edit]

  • placed at the end of a sentence, or used by itself to express surprise.

References[edit]

  • "" (in Taiwanese/English), On-line Taiwanese/Mandarin Dictionary (台文/華文線頂辭典). URL accessed on 2011-01-29.

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(a, à, )

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