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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Simplified from

Han character[edit]

(radical 41 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 水木戈 (EDI))

  1. correct, right
  2. facing, opposed

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 293, character 32
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7413
  • Dae Jaweon: page 581, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 503, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+5BF9

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 端 (5)
Final: 灰
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 都隊切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/tuʌiH/ /tuɑ̆iH/ /tuᴀiH/ /tuoiH/ /twəjH/ /tuɒiH/ /tuɒiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
duì ‹ twojH › /*[t]ˤ[u]p-s/ respond

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
2580 2 /*tuːbs/

Interjection[edit]

  1. Yes! Correct! I agree!; The word is used often in spoken language. It is common to repeat the word three times when you want to make clear that you understand and agree.

Compounds[edit]