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Character  着 
Codepoint U+7740
See also: , , and

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Simplified from

In current form  + , with distorted 羊. Not related to or .

Han character[edit]

(radical 123 +5, 11 strokes, cangjie input 廿手月山 (TQBU), composition)

  1. make a move, take action

Usage notes[edit]

着 and are traditional variants of the same character (variant dictionary), and in simplified Chinese only 着 is used. However, in Japanese shinjitai, 着 and 著 are distinct characters, and in Big5 encoding 著 is encoded but 着 is not – the variants were standardized differently in Mainland simplified and Taiwanese traditional. In Hong Kong, 着 and 著 are distinct characters with different meaning. But it is sometimes influenced by Mainland and Taiwan.

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 808, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 23339
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3129, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+7740

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad. 着/

Pronunciation[edit]


Particle[edit]

  1. (particle placed after a verb indicating action in progress, English present continuous) to be ...-ing
    • [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
      Māo kàn zhuó yú. [Pinyin]
      The cat is looking at the fish

Usage notes[edit]

When expressing action in progress, can be used with 正在 and in a sentence. This is the full patern. Each part is optional.

  1. 我们正在汉语 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
    Wǒmen zhèngzài shàng zhù hànyǔ kè ne. [Pinyin]
    We are attending a Chinese lesson

Noun[edit]

  1. move (chess), trick

Interjection[edit]

  1. all right, OK

Verb[edit]

  1. (dialect) to add

Verb[edit]

  1. to wear (clothes)
  2. to contact, to touch
  3. to apply, to use

Verb[edit]

  1. used after a verb to indicate success
  2. to touch, to contact
  3. to catch fire, to be lit, to burn
  4. (dialect) to fall asleep
    • 枕头 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
      Tā tóu yī zhān zhěntou jiù zháo. [Pinyin]
      He falls asleep as soon as his head hits the pillow.
  5. to be affected by, to suffer from

Usage notes[edit]

  • (verb complement indicting success): :
    着 is negated with to indicate faillure. is intercaled between the verb and 着.
  1. [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]zhǎo bù zháo [Pinyin] — to be unable to find

Synonyms[edit]

  • verb complement indicting success


References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-14.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. arrive, wear

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Counter[edit]

(hiragana ちゃく, romaji -chaku)

  1. suits of clothing

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana , romaji -gi)

  1. clothes, outfit, uniform

(hiragana ちゃく, romaji -chaku)

  1. arrival at

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(chak) (hangeul , revised chak, McCune-Reischauer ch'ak, Yale chak)

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Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*djiɑk)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khán, trước)

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Wu[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tsaʔ, z̥aʔ)

Verb[edit]

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Usage notes[edit]

By itself, this word means 'to take action', but if used in conjunction with other nouns, the meaning of the verb changes as in those examples below: