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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 38 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 十中女 (JLV), four-corner 50404, composition ⿱⿻)

  1. wife

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 257, character 30
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6140
  • Dae Jaweon: page 522, character 25
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1036, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+59BB

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping cai1, cai3, Yale chai1, chai3)

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tsuma (edge). One who resides in a room at the edge of a house upon marriage.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana つま, romaji tsuma)

  1. the male or female partner in a marriage; a spouse
  2. the female partner in a marriage; wife

Synonyms[edit]

  • (one’s own wife): 家内 (かない, kanai)
  • (spouse): 配偶者 (はいぐうしゃ, haigūsha)

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(cheo) (hangeul , revised cheo, McCune-Reischauer ch'ŏ)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (qi1), Wade-Giles ch'i1)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thê, thế)

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