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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Simplified from ; compare .

Han character[edit]

(radical 159 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 大手 (KQ))

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

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trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (車), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 魚
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 九魚切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kɨʌ/ /ki̯wo/ /kiɔ/ /kiɔ/ /kɨə̆/ /kĭo/ /kiɔ/
Character (車), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 昌 (24)
Final: 麻
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 尺遮切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ɕʰia/ /t͡ɕʰi̯a/ /t͡ɕʰia/ /t͡ɕʰia/ /cʰia/ /t͡ɕʰĭa/ /t͡ɕʰia/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
chē ‹ tsyhae › /*[t.qʰ](r)A/ chariot

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
1311 0 /*kʰlja/

Noun[edit]

(classifier )

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) vehicle; car
  2. (Beginning Mandarin) machine; instrument

Usage notes[edit]

  1. 开车 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]kāichē [Pinyin] — to drive
  • 車/车 is used when the precise term is known in the context. In the following sentence, there is no need to use 气車气车 (automobile)
  1. 能不能借用一下你的车? [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
    Néng bù néng jièyòng yīxià nǐ de chē? [Pinyin]
    I wonder if you could lend me your car?)


Verb[edit]

  1. carry in cart
  2. to machine, to shape with a lathe

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

  1. chariot/rook in Chinese chess
  2. rook in chess
  3. (archaic) war chariot

Compounds[edit]