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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Rice was used to make face powder

References[edit]

  • 2005, William McNaughton, Reading & Writing Chinese: Simplified Character Edition, edition 2nd Edition, Tuttle, ISBN 978-0804835091, page 27:

Han character[edit]

(radical 119 +4, 10 strokes, cangjie input 火木金尸竹 (FDCSH), four-corner 98927, composition)

  1. powder, face powder
  2. plaster
  3. rice noodles
  4. bean or sweet potato noodles
  5. starch
  6. pink

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 907, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 26872
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1332, character 33
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3143, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+7C89

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Initial: 幫 (1)
Final: 文
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 方吻切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/pɨunX/ /pi̯uənX/ /piuənX/ /piunX/ /punX/ /pĭuənX/ /piuənX/

Definitions[edit]

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin fěn)

  1. powder
  2. food made from starch or flour (noodles, vermicelli)
  3. pink
  4. white

Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin fěn)

  1. to whitewash

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • (Mandarin) "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-01.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. powder

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bun) (hangeul , revised bun, McCune-Reischauer pun, Yale pun)

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Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*biə̌n, pǘn)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(phấn)

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