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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 130 +10, 14 strokes, cangjie input 卜口月月 (YRBB), four-corner 00227)

  1. grease, fat
  2. paste, ointment

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 992, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29800
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1444, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2103, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+818F

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping gou1, Yale gou1)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana あぶら, romaji abura)

  1. oil

Synonyms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(go) (hangeul , revised go, McCune-Reischauer ko, Yale ko)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin gāo (gao1), Wade-Giles kao1)

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin gāo)

  1. fat, grease, oil
  2. paste, cream, ointment

Adjective[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin gāo)

  1. sleek
  2. oily, rich

Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin gào)

  1. to moisten, to grease, to lubricate
  2. to apply (cream, ointment)
  3. to dip a brush in ink

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-22.
  • 2005, William McNaughton, Reading & Writing Chinese: Simplified Character Edition, edition 2nd Edition, Tuttle, ISBN 978-0804835091, page 22: