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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (say) + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 149 +10, 17 strokes, cangjie input 卜口廿廿月 (YRTTB), four-corner 05657, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1175, character 24
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 35824
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1640, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4004, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+8B1B

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Shanghainese, non-standard)

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (講), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 江
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 古項切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kɣʌŋX/ /kɔŋX/ /kɔŋX/ /kɯɔŋX/ /kaɨwŋX/ /kɔŋX/ /kɔŋX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
jiǎng ‹ kæwngX › /*kˁroŋʔ/ explain; discuss
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
4201 0 /*kroːŋʔ/

Verb[edit]

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) to speak; to talk; to say
    • 英語而且 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Tā huì jiǎng yīngyǔ, érqiě jiǎng de hǎo. [Pinyin]
      He can speak English, and what's more he speaks it very well.
    • 唔識廣東話 [Guangzhou Cantonese, trad.]
      ngo5 m4 sik1 gong2 gwong2 dung1 waa6-2. [Jyutping]
      I don't speak Cantonese.
  2. to explain, to discuss, to lecture

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. speech
  2. lecture

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana こう, romaji -kō)

  1. mutual financial assistance association
    いわゆる「ネズミ (こう)」を運営 (うんえい)したとして、無限連鎖講防止法違反 (むげんれんさこうぼうしほういはん) (うたが)いが ()たれています。
    iwayuru "nezumi-kō" o un'ei shita toshite, mugenrensakō bōshihō ihan no utagai gamotareteimasu.
    He is being held on suspicion of violating the Law on Prevention of Pyramid Schemes for operating the so-called "Mouse Mutual Assistance Association."

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gang) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer kang, Yale kang)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(giảng, nhãng)

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