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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
曰-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

曰 曰 曰 曰
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Pictogram (象形) : a mouth with word or breath inside .

Han character[edit]

(radical 73 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 日 (A), X日 (XA), four-corner 60100, composition)

  1. say
    翁笑曰:「平昔不相往還,何由遺魂吾家?」 (In Classical Chinese)
  2. KangXi radical 73

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Not to be confused with , which is generally slimmer and taller, and the middle stroke does not connect at the right.

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 502, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14278
  • Dae Jaweon: page 872, character 30
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1482, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+66F0

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 云 (35)
Final: 月
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 王伐切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦʉɐt̚/ /i̯wɐt̚/ /ɣiuɐt̚/ /ɦʷiɐt̚/ /ɦuat̚/ /ɣĭwɐn/ /ɣiuɐt̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yuē ‹ hjwot › /*ɢʷat {*[ɢ]ʷat}/ say
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
16312 1 /*ɢʷad/

Verb[edit]

  1. (classical) to say, to speak
    孔子曰... kǒngzǐ yuē...
    Confucius said...

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(viết, vất, vết, vít)

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