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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (roof) +  (individual) – a individual (各) under a roof (宀) – a guest.

Han character[edit]

(radical 40 +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 十竹水口 (JHER), four-corner 30604, composition)

  1. guest, visitor, traveller
  2. customer

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 284, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7128
  • Dae Jaweon: page 561, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 927, character 13
  • Unihan data for U+5BA2

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (客), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 溪 (29)
Final: 陌
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 苦格切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kʰɣæk̚/ /kʰɐk̚/ /kʰɐk̚/ /kʰɯak̚/ /kʰaɨjk̚/ /kʰɐk̚/ /kʰak̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ khæk › /*kʰˁrak/ guest
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
3903 0 /*kʰraːɡ/

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana きゃく, romaji kyaku)

  1. guest
  2. customer
  3. patron

Usage notes[edit]

This is used as part of a form of address for a customer, like sir or ma'am. Because a customer is in a much higher social position, this word is used with the honorific prefix (お, o-) and the honorific suffix さん (-san) or more often さま (-sama), rendering お客さん (okyakusan) or お客様 (okyakusama).


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gaek) (hangeul , revised gaek, McCune-Reischauer kaek)

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  • EunHeun Reading: 손객

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khách)

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