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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (mouth) + phonetic  – to exhale, blow out from the mouth. Note that 虛 means empty, void, hence connotations of “empty via the mouth”.

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +11, 14 strokes, cangjie input 口卜心一 (RYPM), four-corner 61017, composition)

  1. exhale
  2. blow out
  3. deep sigh
  4. hiss
  5. praise, flatter
  6. lie

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping heoi1, Yale heui1)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(heo) (hangeul , revised heo, McCune-Reischauer hŏ)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin (xu1), Wade-Giles hsü1)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hờ)