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Translingual[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (output) +  (goods)

indicate the exporting side of the selling/buying deal. It was reduced to . Compare to (to buy)

Han character[edit]

(radical 154 +8, 15 strokes, cangjie input 土田中金 (GWLC), four-corner 40806, composition)

  1. sell
  2. betray
  3. show off

Derived characters[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1209, character 33
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 36825
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1675, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3645, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+8CE3

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping maai6, Yale maai6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(mae) (hangeul , revised mae, McCune-Reischauer mae, Yale may)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin mài (mai4), Wade-Giles mai4)

Verb[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin mài, simplified )

  1. to sell
  2. to betray
  3. to spare no effort
  4. to show off
Compounds[edit]

Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ māi (mai7), (be7), bōe (boe7))


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(mại, mải, mợi)