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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (bamboo) + phonetic  – a bamboo pipe.

Han character[edit]

(radical 118 +6, 12 strokes, cangjie input 竹月一口 (HBMR), four-corner 88227, composition)

  1. thick piece of bamboo
  2. pipe

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 883, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 26004
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1312, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 2965, character 16
  • Unihan data for U+7B52

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping tung2, tung4, Yale tung2, tung4)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(tong) (hangeul , revised tong, McCune-Reischauer t'ong, Yale thong)

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Mandarin[edit]

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin dòng)

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of .

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin tǒng or tóng)

  1. [affix] a section of bamboo
  2. [affix] hollow tube; pipe
  3. [affix] barrel; can; tin

Usage notes[edit]

  • tǒng and tóng (tube; pipe) are interchangable in Taiwan, but tǒng is Standard Mandarin.

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(dhung)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đồng)

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