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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

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping fan2, Yale fan2)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin fěn (fen3), Wade-Giles fen3)

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin fěn)

  1. powder
  2. face powder
  3. food made from starch (noodles)
  4. white
  5. pink

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

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

Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*biə̌n, pǘn)


Min Nan[edit]

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, POJ hún)

  1. powder

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(phấn)