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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 85 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 水一 (EM), four-corner 31110, composition)

Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 606, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 17140
  • Dae Jaweon: page 999, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1551, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+6C5F

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 江
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 古雙切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kɣʌŋ/ /kɔŋ/ /kɔŋ/ /kɯɔŋ/ /kaɨwŋ/ /kɔŋ/ /kɔŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
jiāng ‹ kaewng › /*kˤroŋ/ (Yangzi) river

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
3995 0 /*kroːŋ/

Noun[edit]

  1. (geography) The Yangtze River.
  2. (geography, by extension) A river.

Usage notes[edit]

The original Chinese word for "river" was , literally "water". In time, the proper name was used as a word for rivers and its original bearer distinguished as the 黄河 ("Yellow River"). Similarly, was originally the name of the Yangtze River and then applied broadly as a generic word for rivers. In modern Chinese, are usually the larger rivers, are smaller rivers or creeks, and are brooks and streams; but there are many exceptions to this general pattern owing to historical reasons.

See also[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

  1. A surname​. Jiang (mainland China, Taiwan), Gong (Hong Kong)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. creek
  2. bay

Readings[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji e)

  1. inlet
  2. bay

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gang) (hangeul , revised gang, McCune-Reischauer kang, Yale kang)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(giang, giăng, nhăng, gianh)

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