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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (bamboo) + phonetic 

here refers to the bamboo strips used for writing (e.g. accounting, classification) in ancient times. See also .

Han character[edit]

(radical 118 +5, 11 strokes, cangjie input 竹弓中竹 (HNLH), four-corner 88227, composition丿)

  1. sequence, number
  2. grade, degree
  3. ordinal operator (第 followed by a numeric expression yields an ordinal number)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 881, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 25943
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1308, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 2959, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+7B2C

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping dai6, Yale dai6)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Prefix[edit]

(hiragana だい, romaji dai-)

  1. ordinal marker, often with affix . Is like the in English, but only used before numbers.
     (だい)二号 (にごう)
    dai-ni gō
    The 2nd

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(je) (hangeul , revised je, McCune-Reischauer che, Yale cey)

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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

(pinyin , Wade-Giles ti4)

  1. Ordinal number marker, used before a number to make the number ordinal
    一 — First
    二 — Second
    十 — Tenth

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đệ)

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