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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 38 +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 女戈人大 (VIOK), four-corner 43434, composition)

  1. to play around, frolic
  2. ancient term of disparagement for women
  3. (dialect) grandmother (used in the word 娭她)
  4. (dialect) honorific for older women (used in the word 娭她)
  5. slave girl, servant girl

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Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping aai1, ngaai1, oi1, Yale aai1, ngaai1, oi1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (xi1), āi (ai1), Wade-Giles hsi1, ai1)

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Usage notes[edit]

The "" reading is only used with the "to play around" and "ancient term of disparagement for women" definitions. The "āi" reading is only used with the "grandmother", "honorific for older women" and "slave girl, servant girl" definitions.

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