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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (delicious, simplified from ) – according to the Shuowen.

Ideogrammic compound (會意) interpretations: 匕, a man tasting[1], or a spoon ()In the tab "详细解释".

Han character[edit]

(radical 72 +2, 6 strokes, cangjie input 心日 (PA), X心日 (XPA), four-corner 21601, composition)

  1. purpose, aim
  2. excellent

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 489, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13738
  • Dae Jaweon: page 850, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1485, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+65E8

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping zi2, Yale ji2)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ji) (hangeul , revised ji, McCune-Reischauer chi, Yale ci)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin zhǐ (zhi3), Wade-Giles chih3)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(chỉ)

  1. royal order, decree