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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

The jade semantic refers to the toys made of jade.

References[edit]

  • 2005, William McNaughton, Reading & Writing Chinese: Simplified Character Edition, edition 2nd Edition, Tuttle, ISBN 978-0804835091, page 24:

Han character[edit]

(radical 96 +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 一土一一山 (MGMMU), four-corner 11111, composition)

  1. play with, joke, enjoy
  2. joyful

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 728, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 20872
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1140, character 14
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1103, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+73A9

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale wun6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(wan) (hangeul , revised wan, McCune-Reischauer wan, Yale wan)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin wán (wan2), Wade-Giles wan2)

Verb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin wán)

  1. to play, to have fun
  2. to trifle with, to treat without seriousness or respect

Noun[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin wán)

  1. toy

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-26.

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ngoạn)