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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形): a snake. Later borrowed for the then-homophonous third-person pronoun ("he/she/it"). Today is used for "he" and for "she". "Snake" is now written as .

Han character[edit]

(radical 40 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 十心 (JP), four-corner 30711, composition)

  1. it (inanimate object)
  2. other

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 281, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7057
  • Dae Jaweon: page 551, character 14
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 910, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+5B83

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping taa1, to1, Yale ta1, to1)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin (ta1)
Zhuyin ㄊㄚ 5 ( ㄊㄚ )5
IPA (key) / tʰa⁵⁵ (² tʰa1)¹/
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Pronoun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin (ta1))

  1. [inanimate object] it
  2. other

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tha, , đà)