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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (moon). The lower-right portion is a corruption/graphical variant of ; the remainder ( + ) is a reduced and distorted form of , used phonetically.

Han character[edit]

(radical 36 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 卜人弓大 (YONK), four-corner 00247)

  1. night, dark
  2. in night
  3. by night

Related characters[edit]

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 246, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5763
  • Dae Jaweon: page 490, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 285, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+591C

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping je6, Yale ye6)


Japanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana よる, romaji yoru)
(hiragana , romaji yo)

  1. night; the evening

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (ye4), Wade-Giles yeh4)

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(dạ, )