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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意): 𢆶 (幺幺) + 

Han character[edit]

(radical 52 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 女戈竹戈 (VIHI), four-corner 22253, composition𢆶)

  1. how many? how much?
  2. a few, some

Descendants[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 342, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9208
  • Dae Jaweon: page 652, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1095, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+5E7E

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (幾), Pronunciation (1/4)

Initial: 群 (30)
Final: 微
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 渠希切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
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Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɡɨi/ /ge̯i/ /ɡiəi/ /ɡɨi/ /gɨj/ /ɡĭəi/ /ɡiəi/
Character (幾), Pronunciation (2/4)

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 微
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 居依切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
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Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kɨi/ /ke̯i/ /kiəi/ /kɨi/ /kɨj/ /kĭəi/ /kiəi/
Character (幾), Pronunciation (3/4)

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 微
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 居狶切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kɨiX/ /ke̯iX/ /kiəiX/ /kɨiX/ /kɨjX/ /kĭəiX/ /kiəiX/
Character (幾), Pronunciation (4/4)

Initial: 群 (30)
Final: 微
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 其旣切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɡɨiH/ /ge̯iH/ /ɡiəiH/ /ɡɨiH/ /gɨjH/ /ɡĭəiH/ /ɡiəiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ kjɨj › /*kəj/ small; almost
‹ kjɨjX › /*kəjʔ/ few; how many
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
5795 1 /*kɯl/
5800 1 /*kɯlʔ/
5804 1 /*ɡɯl/
5806 1 /*ɡɯls/

Pronoun[edit]

  1. how much; how many
    • [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Nǐ yào jī píng? [Pinyin]
      How many bottles do you want?
    • 語言 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Nǐ huì shuō jī zhǒng yǔyán? [Pinyin]
      How many languages do you speak ?
  2. (of number, time, date) what; which
    • 點鐘 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Jī diǎnzhōng le? [Pinyin]
      What time is it?
    • 今天 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Jīntiān jī hào? [Pinyin]
      What's the date today?
    • [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Nǐ jī hào? [Pinyin]
      What's your number?
  3. a few; some; several

Adverb[edit]

  1. almost

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 幾程 (ikuhodo): how many, how much
  • 幾つ (ikutsu): how old
  • 幾ら (ikura): how many
  • 幾人 (ikunin, ikutari): number of people
  • 幾何 (kika, ikubaku): geometry
  • 幾何学 (kikagaku): geometry (study of)

Noun[edit]

(hiragana いく, romaji iku)

  1. some, several

Prefix[edit]

(hiragana いく, romaji iku-)

  1. how many, how much
    幾箱要 (いくはこい)りますか
    iku hako irimasu ka
    How many boxes do you want?
  2. some, several, having an indefinite number or quantity
    幾千 (いくせん) () (ひと)
    iku sen to iu hito
    Thousands of people
  3. some, many, having a considerable number
    幾日 (いくにち) ()っていた
    iku nichi mo itte ita
    I was gone for many days

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gi) (hangeul , revised gi, McCune-Reischauer ki)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, kỉ, ki)

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