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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

The Shang form of the character meant "elephant," probably a pictograph. Later borrowed for a similar-sounding verb.

Han character[edit]

(radical 86 +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 戈大弓火 (IKNF), four-corner 20227)

  1. do, make, handle, govern, act
  2. be

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 669, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 18981
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2198, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+70BA

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping wai4, wai6, Yale wai4, wai6)

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Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ vùi (vui3), Hagfa Pinyim vi2, vi4, vui2, vui4)

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References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Verb[edit]

(irregular conjugation, hiragana , romaji su)

  1. to do

Derived terms[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 作為 (sakui): artificiality, commission
  • 為銀 (tamegin): exchange bank
  • 外為 (gaitame): foreign exchange
  • 為替 (kawase): money order

Derived terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(wi) (hangeul ) (wi; hangul: )

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(wèi, wéi)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(vi, vị)

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