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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 32 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 土一火十 (GMFJ), four-corner 41149, composition)

  1. level ground
  2. Japanese, Taiwanese, and Korean measure of area

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 226, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 4976
  • Dae Jaweon: page 461, character 34
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 430, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+576A

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping ping4, Yale ping4)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The on'yomi are not used in modern Japanese.

Etymology[edit]

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つぼ
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Cognate with (tsubo, basin). The current meaning related to area arose from the way a surrounded area with the base or floor lower than the circumference looks like a basin.[1]

Although the reading is different, this areal measurement meaning for is shared in common with the terms (pyeong, ) in Korean and (pe5) in Taiwanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana つぼ, romaji tsubo)

  1. A unit of areal measure, traditionally a square six (shaku, traditional Japanese unit of length, roughly equivalent to the English foot) per side, equivalent to the area covered by two standard-sized tatami mats. In modern usage, standardized at 3.306 square metres.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(pyeong) (hangeul , revised pyeong, McCune-Reischauer p'yŏng, Yale phyeng)

  1. pyeong, a traditional unit of measurement
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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin píng (ping2), Wade-Giles p'ing2)

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  2. a traditional measurement of area equal to about 3.306 square meters, roughly 35.57 square feet

Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA phîng (phing5), pênn (penn5), pînn (pinn5), phênn (phenn5), phînn (phinn5), phiânn (phiann5))

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bình)

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