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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

In current form,  +  + . The 目 portion may have originally represented counting rods (or possibly an abacus, although the character is believed to predate its invention). Such rods were typically made from bamboo.

Han character[edit]

(radical 118 +8, 14 strokes, cangjie input 竹月山廿 (HBUT), four-corner 88446, composition)

  1. count, calculate, figure
  2. plan

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 888, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 26146
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1315, character 23
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 2981, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+7B97

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping syun3, Yale syun3)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. Counting, calculation

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin suàn (suan4), Wade-Giles suan4)

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Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(toán, toan)

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