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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (meat, body) + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 130 +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 中心月 (LPB), four-corner 11227, composition)

  1. back
  2. back side
  3. behind
  4. betray

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 977, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29363
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1429, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2058, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+80CC

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping bui3, Yale bui3)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji se)

  1. one's back (part of the human body)
  2. one's height
  3. the rear of something, the area behind

Synonyms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bae, pae) (hangeul , , revised bae, pae, McCune-Reischauer pae, p'ae, Yale pay, phay)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin bèi (bei4), Wade-Giles pei4)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bối, bội, bổi, bồi)

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