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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

There are multiple possibilities:

  • Phono-semantic compound (形聲):  (time) +  (phonetic)
  • Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (time) +  (temple)

Han character[edit]

(radical 72 +6, 10 strokes, cangjie input 日土木戈 (AGDI), four-corner 64041, composition)

  1. time, season
  2. hour
  3. era, age, period

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 494, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13890
  • Dae Jaweon: page 859, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1505, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+6642

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping si4, Yale si4)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana とき, romaji toki)

  1. time
  2. a case
  3. time of something
  4. a season
  5. a tense

Counter[edit]

(hiragana , romaji -ji)

  1. hour, o’clock
    時計見ると、ちょうど十二三十四五十六だった。
    とけいみると、ちょうどじゅうにさんじゅうよんぷんごじゅうろくびょうだった。
    Tokei o miru to, chōdo jūni-ji sanjūyon-pun gojūroku-byō datta.
    When I looked at the clock, it was just 56 seconds past 12:34.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin shí (shi2), Wade-Giles shih2)

Compounds[edit]

Adverb[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin shí, simplified )

  1. when

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thì, thời)

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