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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

(radical 115 +2, 7 strokes, cangjie input 竹木戈 (HDI), four-corner 22930, composition)

  1. private, personal
  2. secret

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 849, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 24913
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1271, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2589, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+79C1

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping si1, Yale si1)

  1. Private, personal.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. Private, personal.
  2. I, me.

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Pronoun[edit]

(hiragana わたし, romaji watashi)

(hiragana わたくし, romaji watakushi) more formal
(hiragana あたし, romaji atashi) generally only used by women when referring to themselves
  1. I (first person pronoun)

Usage notes[edit]

わたし is the usual polite term for referring to oneself; わたくし is formal, and only used in certain circumstances, such as by TV announcers or public figures such as politicians. Conversely, it is too formal for casual conversation, where terms like (for men) are preferred.

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (si1), Wade-Giles ssu1)

  1. personal, private

Pronunciation[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, tây)

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