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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

(radical 60 +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 竹人日女 (HOAV), four-corner 27232, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 366, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 10093
  • Dae Jaweon: page 687, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 822, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5F88

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (很), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 匣 (33)
Final: 痕
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 胡墾切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦənX/ /ɣənX/ /ɣənX/ /ɦənX/ /ɦənX/ /ɣənX/ /ɣənX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
3937 1 /*ɡɯːnʔ/

Adverb[edit]

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) very, rather, quite
  2. (when linking a noun and an adjective) to be

Usage note[edit]

In Chinese, cannot be used to mean to be if it is followed by an adjective. In those case, 是 is replaced by 很. Depending on the context, it will be translated to is very or simply to to be.

  1. 他很高兴。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
    Tā hěn gāoxīng. [Pinyin]
    He is (very) happy

Synonyms[edit]

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Compounds[edit]

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(heun) (hangeul , revised heun, McCune-Reischauer hŭn, Yale hun)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ngận, hẩn)

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