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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (clothes) – originally to produce cloth.

Han character[edit]

(radical 145 +8, 14 strokes, cangjie input 竹弓卜竹女 (HNYHV), four-corner 22732, composition)

  1. to make, to manufacture
  2. to produce

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1119, character 20
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 34380
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1586, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3095, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+88FD

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping zai3, Yale jai3)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana せい, romaji -sei)

  1. -made
    日本製 (にほんせい)
    nihon-sei
    made in Japan

Noun[edit]

(hiragana せい, romaji sei)

  1. make

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 製作者 (せいさくしゃ, seisakusha, manufacturer, producer)
  • 製造 (せいぞう, seizō, manufacturing)
  • 和製 (わせい, wasei, Japanese-made)
  • 自家製 (じかせい, jikasei, home-made)
  • 家電製品 (かでんせいひん, kaden seihin, consumer electronics)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(je) (hangeul , revised je, McCune-Reischauer che, Yale cey)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin (ju4), zhì (zhi4), Wade-Giles chü4, chih4)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(chế, chẽ)

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