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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 54 +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 弓大中手 (NKLQ), four-corner 15400, composition)

  1. build, establish, erect, found

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 353, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9574
  • Dae Jaweon: page 667, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 404, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+5EFA

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping gin3, Yale gin3)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana けん, romaji Ken)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(geon) (hangeul , revised geon, McCune-Reischauer kŏn)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin jiàn (jian4), niàn (nian4), Wade-Giles chien4, nien4)

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Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*giæ̀n)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(kiến)

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