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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

(radical 73 +9, 13 strokes, cangjie input 人一田日 (OMWA), four-corner 80606)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 503, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14306
  • Dae Jaweon: page 878, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1524, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+6703

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

The two pronunciations are ultimately cognate, derived from a root meaning "to join, to come together ~ to meet, to gather ~ to match, to fit - to understand". Perhaps related to ("to match") ~ ("lid").

Graphically: Ideogrammic compound (會意):  +  - a lid on top of an ancient double boiler.

Pronunciation 1[edit]


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

Initial: 匣 (33)
Final: 泰
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 黃外切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦuɑiH/ /ɣuɑiH/ /ɣuɑiH/ /ɦʷɑiH/ /ɦwajH/ /ɣuɑiH/ /ɣuɑiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
huì ‹ hwajH › /*m-kˁop-s/ come together
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
5507 3 /*ɡoːbs/ 金文從合甑,合亦聲,說文古文作㣛,皆表與合同源

Definitions[edit]

(classifier )

  1. union, group, association
    • 社會 ("society")
    • 幫會 ("secret society, underworld gang")
  2. a place where people meet; an economic or political centre; city, town
  3. occasion, opportunity, chance
  4. to understand, to grasp
    • 誤會 ("to misunderstand; misunderstanding")
  5. lid, cover
  6. to match, to conform
  7. to marry
  8. to copulate
  9. to know how to perform a task, can, be able to
    • 英語日語 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Wǒ huì yīngyǔ, bù huì rìyǔ. [Pinyin]
      I know English but don't know Japanese.
    • 京戲 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Tā hái huì liǎng chū Jīngxì. [Pinyin]
      He's able to sing a few airs of Beijing Opera.
  10. to be possible; can
  11. to gather, to assemble
  12. to meet, to rendezvous
  13. meeting, gathering
    1. Especially, meetings of sovereigns of their deputies in ancient China to form alliances.
      • 聚會 ("gathering, party")
      • 盟會 ("meeting of sovereigns")
  14. will, be likely to, be sure to
  15. rhythm, cadence
  16. a moment

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (會), Pronunciation (2/2)

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 泰
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 古外切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kuɑiH/ /kuɑiH/ /kuɑiH/ /kʷɑiH/ /kwajH/ /kuɑiH/ /kuɑiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
kuài ‹ kwajH › /*kˁop-s {*[k]ˁop-s}/ calculate; calculation
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
5493 3 /*koːbs/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to compute, to calculate, to sum, to do accounting
  2. Used in placenames.

Compounds[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (會):


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(hoe, goe) (hangeul , , revised hoe, goe, McCune-Reischauer hoe, koe, Yale hoy, koy)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hội, cuối, hụi)

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