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Translingual[edit]

Japanese stroke order
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Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Ideogram (指事):  (goat, sheep) +  (person) – a person with a goat headdress.

Han character[edit]

(radical 123 +3, 9 strokes, cangjie input 廿土大 (TGK), four-corner 80431, composition𦍌)

  1. beautiful, pretty
  2. pleasing
  3. last name (female)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 951, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 28435
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1393, character 17
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3126, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+7F8E

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping mei5, Yale mei5)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Suffix[edit]

  1. suffix used by female given names, such as 奈美(なみ, Nami), 恵美(えみ, Emi; めぐみ, Megumi), 宏美(ひろみ, Hiromi)
  2. (rare) suffix used by male given names

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Compounds[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin měi (mei3), (xi4), Wade-Giles mei3, hsi4)

Compounds[edit]

Adjective[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin měi)

  1. beautiful, pretty
  2. delicious
  3. good

Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin měi)

  1. to be pleased with oneself

Proper Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin měi)

  1. USA
  2. the Americas

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-10.

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(mỹ, , mẻ, mỉ, như)

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