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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
Taiwanese stroke order
方-tbw.png
Taiwanese
stroke order
方-torder.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 70 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 卜竹尸 (YHS), four-corner 00227)

  1. a square, rectangle
  2. a region
  3. local
  4. prescription, recipe
  5. method, way
  6. (mathematics) involution, power
  7. direction
  8. a Chinese surname

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 481, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13620
  • Dae Jaweon: page 842, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2172, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+65B9

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (方), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 並 (3)
Final: 陽
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 符方切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/bʉɐŋ/ /bʱiwaŋ/ /biuaŋ/ /bʷiɐŋ/ /buaŋ/ /bĭwaŋ/ /biuɑŋ/
Character (方), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 幫 (1)
Final: 陽
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 府良切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/pʉɐŋ/ /piwaŋ/ /piuaŋ/ /pʷiɐŋ/ /puaŋ/ /pĭwaŋ/ /piuɑŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
fāng ‹ pjang › /*C-paŋ/ square
fāng ‹ pjang › /*paŋ/ method
fāng ‹ pjang › /*paŋ/ just, then

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
3023 0 /*paŋ/ 甲金文象槳即榜初文,下初爲單筆,猶旂左初亦作單杆
3056 0 /*baŋ/

Adverb[edit]

  1. (literary) just now

Noun[edit]

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) square; rectangle
  2. (Intermediate Mandarin) aspect; side
  3. (Intermediate Mandarin) place; region
  4. (Intermediate Mandarin) method; way
  5. (Intermediate Mandarin) prescription
  6. (Intermediate Mandarin) power (mathematics)
    238
    2 to the 3rd power is 8.

Noun[edit]

  1. aspect; side
    : aspect; side

Noun[edit]

  1. region
    : regional; local
Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. direction
  2. person
  3. alternative

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ほう, romaji )

  1. direction, way, side

(hiragana かた, romaji kata)

  1. person (a polite version of (ひと, hito))
    あの (かた)
    ano kata.
    That person. (polite)
    あの (かた)はどなたですか。
    ano kata wa donata desu ka.
    Who is that gentleman? (formal)

Synonyms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana かた, romaji -kata)

  1. way, method (of doing)

Etymology[edit]

pe > ɸe > we > e.

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana , romaji -e, historical hiragana )

  1. a suffix expressing location, direction, or time

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bang)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: bang, McCune-Reischauer: pang, Yale: pang)
  • Name (hangeul): ()
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(phương, vuông, quách)

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