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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Red Kanji Symbol

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (person, big) +  (fire) – the color of fire (a person by a fire).

Han character[edit]

(radical 155 +0, 7 strokes, cangjie input 土中弓金 (GLNC), four-corner 40331)

  1. red
  2. bare
  3. communist, red

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1213, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 36993
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1680, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3506, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8D64

Synonyms[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale chek3, chik3)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ chhak, Guangdong ts'ak7; tsh'ak7 [Meixian], ch'ak7 [Hailu, Kwangtung], Hagfa Pinyim cag5)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

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Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. red

Readings[edit]

References[edit]

  • New Nelson: 5840
  • Halpern: 2193
  • Halpern Learners: 1389
  • Heisig: 1743
  • Tuttle Kanji Dictionary: 3b4.10
  1. Source: EDICT and KANJIDIC files licensed by the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.

Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana あか, romaji aka)

  1. the colour red

Derived terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jeok)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: jeok, McCune-Reischauer: chŏk, Yale: cek)

Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (ce4), chì (chi4), Wade-Giles ts'e4, ch'ih4)

Usage notes[edit]

In modern standard Chinese, "赤" is not common for ordinary use for the meaning of red. Another word is used instead: "紅/红". Here are the examples: 1. 我買了一個紅蘋果/我买了一个红苹果。I bought a red apple. 2. 紅色是用作危險的警告色/红色是用作危险的警告色。Red is used as a warning colour of danger.

"赤" is more commonly used in slogans, poem and coinage for the meaning of red. Here are the examples: 赤色政權/赤色政权(literal meaning: red regime)- communist regime 赤色的晚霞- red sunset clouds 赤字 - (literal meaning: red figures/numbers)- deficit

Compounds[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA tshik (tshik4), tshiah (tshiah4))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(xích)