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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 60 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 竹人木竹水 (HODHE), four-corner 24247)

  1. that, there, those

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 365, character 25
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 10066
  • Dae Jaweon: page 685, character 18
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 817, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+5F7C

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping bei2, Yale bei2)


Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Short form of kare.

Pronoun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji ka)

  1. distal demonstrative; something far off removed from both speaker and listener; that
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

/ka/ > /a/, with loss of initial /k/.

Pronoun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji a)

  1. distal demonstrative; something far off removed from both speaker and listener; that
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Compound of ka and suffix re. Long form of ka.

Pronoun[edit]

(hiragana かれ, romaji kare)

  1. distal demonstrative; something far off, removed from both speaker and listener; that
    • c. 759: Man'yōshū (book 18, poem #4045)
      於伎敝欲里 美知久流之保能 伊也麻之尓 安我毛布支見我 弥不根可母加礼
  2. third person pronoun; he, she
  3. (particularly) male personal third person pronoun; he
Derived terms[edit]
  • (are)

Etymology 4[edit]

/kare/ > /are/, with loss of initial /k/. Long form of a.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Standard Japanese) Pitch Accent: [0]

Pronoun[edit]

(hiragana あれ, romaji are)

  1. distal demonstrative; something far off, removed from both speaker and listener; that
  2. third person pronoun; he, she, it
  3. second person pronoun; you
  4. a euphemism for sex; it

Etymology 5[edit]

From pronoun kare (he).

Noun[edit]

(hiragana かれ, romaji kare)

  1. boyfriend
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 6[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]
Compounds[edit]

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References[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(pi)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: pi, McCune-Reischauer: p'i, Yale: phi)

Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (bi3), Wade-Giles pi3)

Compounds[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

  1. other; that; those

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bỉ, bể, bở)