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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 57 +4, 7 strokes, cangjie input 金弓中竹 (CNLH), four-corner 80227, composition丿)

  1. young brother
  2. junior
  3. I, me

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 357, character 17
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9737
  • Dae Jaweon: page 673, character 19
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 244, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+5F1F

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping dai6, tai5, Yale dai6, tai5)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with the verb otor- (to be lesser, inferior).

Noun[edit]

(hiragana おと, romaji oto)

  1. a younger sibling

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

otopito > otoɸito > otowito > *otowuto > otouto > otoːto. Compound of (oto, younger sibling) and (pito, person).

Noun[edit]

(hiragana おとうと, romaji otōto)

  1. one’s own younger brother
  2. a younger male
Usage notes[edit]

Used when referring to one’s own younger brother; to refer to another’s younger brother, one uses 弟さん (otōtosan), while when addressing one’s own younger brother, one uses their given name, such as 太郎 (Tarō). Contrast with addressing one’s own older brother, when one uses the honorific お兄さん (oniisan).


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(je)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: je, McCune-Reischauer: che, Yale: cey)
  • Name (hangeul): 아우 (revised: au, McCune-Reischauer: au, Yale: awu)

Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (di4), Wade-Giles ti4)

Compounds[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA (te7), (ti7))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đệ, dễ)