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書.svg
Unicode name CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-66F8
Unicode block CJK Unified Ideographs
Codepoint U+66F8
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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
書-bw.png

Etymology[edit]

書-bronze.svg 書-bigseal.svg 書-seal.svg
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 73 +6, 10 strokes, cangjie input 中土日 (LGA), four-corner 50601)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 502, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14294
  • Dae Jaweon: page 874, character 18
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1509, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+66F8

Chinese[edit]

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trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 書 (26)
Final: 魚
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 傷魚切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɕɨʌ/ /ɕi̯wo/ /ɕiɔ/ /ɕiɔ/ /ɕɨə̆/ /ɕĭo/ /ɕiɔ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
shū ‹ syo › /*s-ta/ write

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
17013 0 /*hlja/

Noun[edit]

(classifier , , )

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) a book, a codex
  2. a collection of bamboo or wooden slips, the traditional form of records in China
  3. a letter, a document
  4. style of calligraphy, script, font
  5. Chinese characters
  6. the form of a written or printed Chinese character, script, font
  7. the art of calligraphy
  8. an ancient government post in charge of secretarial duties
  9. an imperial edict
  10. storytelling

Verb[edit]

  1. (classical, literary) to write

Proper noun[edit]

  1. Abbreviation of 書經书经: the Classic of History

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-24.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana しょ, romaji -sho)

  1. document

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(seo) (hangeul , revised seo, McCune-Reischauer sŏ, Yale se)

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Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thư)

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