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Translingual[edit]

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Han character[edit]

(radical 57 +19, 22 strokes, cangjie input 女火弓 (VFN), four-corner 22207, composition)

  1. bend, curve

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 361, character 28
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9904
  • Dae Jaweon: page 680, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1005, character 22
  • Unihan data for U+5F4E

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping waan1, Yale waan1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. bend, curve
  2. stretching a bow

Readings[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
わん
Hyōgaiji
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese (*quan). Compare modern Mandarin traditional and simplified (wān).

Note that this character is replaced in modern Japanese by the simplified character (wan), rather than the simplified Chinese character (wān, bend, curve). The Japanese simplified version means bay or inlet when used on its own, but now also includes the bend, curve meanings when used in compounds.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji , hiragana わん, romaji wan)

  1. a bend, a curve

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(man) (hangeul , revised man, McCune-Reischauer man, Yale man)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin wān (wan1), Wade-Giles wan1)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(loan, thoăn)

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