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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
耳-bw.png
Japanese stroke order
耳-jbw.png
Stroke order
耳-order.gif

Alternative forms[edit]

When part of a compound character, particularly as the left radical, the bottom horizontal stroke may not cross at bottom right. This is a script variant, found for example in Japanese .

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – an ear. The opening of the ear becomes the surrounding box 口, the cartilage inside the ear yields the lines 二, while the earlobe becomes the lower right corner 十.

耳 耳 耳 耳
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 128 +0, 6 strokes, cangjie input 尸十 (SJ), four-corner 10400)

  1. ear
  2. (archaic) merely; only (when placed at the end of a phrase)
  3. handle

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 965, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 28999
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1413, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2783, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8033

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping ji5, Yale yi5)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ nyi2, Guangdong ngi3, Hagfa Pinyim ngi3)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana みみ, romaji mimi)

  1. an ear; ears
    がかゆいのです。
    みみがかゆいのです。
    Mimi ga kayui no desu.
    My ear is itchy.
  2. of bread, the crust

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(i)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: i, McCune-Reischauer: i, Yale: i)
  • Name (hangeul): ()

Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin ěr (er3), Wade-Giles erh3)

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*njiə̌)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA ní (ni2), hīnn (hinn7), hī (hi7))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nhĩ, nhải, nhãi)