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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from , itself from .

Han character[edit]

(radical 71 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 一大山 (MKU))

  1. negative, no, not
  2. KangXi radical 71

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 485, character 23
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13716
  • Dae Jaweon: page 847, character 26
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1147, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+65E0

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 虞
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 武夫切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/mɨo/ /mi̯u/ /mio/ /mio/ /muə̆/ /mĭu/ /mio/
Character (无), Pronunciation (2/2)

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 模
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 莫胡切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/muo/ /muo/ /mo/ /muo/ /mɔ/ /mu/ /mo/

Adverb[edit]

  1. not, no
    无可 can't

Noun[edit]

  1. no, none, nothing, lack, nil
    我无求于你。wǒ wú qiú yú nǐ. ― I want nothing from you.
    从无到有 ― start from nothing, from scratch

Prefix[edit]

  1. without, -less, un-
    无情 ― heartless
    无理 ― unreasonable
    无边 ― unlimited

Verb[edit]

  1. (literary) to not have, to lack, there is no
    天空无云。tiānkōng wú yún. ― There is no cloud in the sky.

Conjunction[edit]

  1. regardless of, no matter whether

Proper noun[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Literary equivalent of 没有

Synonyms[edit]
Compounds[edit]

Phrase[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

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