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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (mountain) + phonetic  (cliff).

Alternatively analyzed as Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (cliff) + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 46 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 山一土土 (UMGG), four-corner 22214, composition)

  1. cliff, precipice
  2. precipitous

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 314, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 8180
  • Dae Jaweon: page 614, character 25
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 778, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+5D16

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping ngaai4, Yale ngaai4)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

(hiragana がけ, romaji gake)

  1. cliff

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (ya2), yái (yai2), Wade-Giles ya2, yai2)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nhai, day)

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