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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (trees) + phonetic  – a place with many trees, the Kingdom of Chu.

Han character[edit]

(radical 75 +9, 13 strokes, cangjie input 木木弓卜人 (DDNYO), four-corner 44801)

  1. Chu, an ancient Chinese viscounty and kingdom along the Yangtze River during the Zhou dynasty
  2. The realm of this state under later imperial Chinese dynasties
  3. Clear
  4. Pain, suffering

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 539, character 23
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 15141
  • Dae Jaweon: page 927, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1244, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+695A

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale cho2)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(cho) (hangeul , revised cho, McCune-Reischauer ch'o, Yale cho)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin chǔ (chu3), Wade-Giles ch'u3)

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(sở, sỡ)