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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
矮-bw.png
simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

might be an abbreviated form of (short).

For mnemotechnical reasons, this character is sometimes decomposed as + + , things that are short in their category. This not the character etymology.

References[edit]

  • Lawrence J. Howell, Hikaru Morimoto, "" (in Japanese/English), An Etymological Dictionary of Chinese Character Interpretations. URL accessed on 2014-02-22.
  • 2005, William McNaughton, Reading & Writing Chinese: Simplified Character Edition, edition 2nd Edition, Tuttle, ISBN 978-0804835091, page 10:

Han character[edit]

(radical 111 +8, 13 strokes, cangjie input 人大竹木女 (OKHDV), four-corner 82444, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 825, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 23995
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1238, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2585, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+77EE

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 佳
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 烏蟹切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɣɛX/ /ʔaiX/ /ʔɛX/ /ʔɯæX/ /ʔaɨjX/ /aiX/ /ʔæiX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
12885 1 /*qraːlʔ/

Adjective[edit]

  1. short (of stature)
  2. low

Antonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • (Min Nan) "" (in Taiwanese/English), On-line Taiwanese/Mandarin Dictionary (台文/華文線頂辭典). URL accessed on 2011-01-29.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(wae) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer wae, Yale way)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ải)

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