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Unicode name CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-90A3
Code point U+90A3
Unicode block CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+90A2] [U+90A4]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
那-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  (fur) + semantic  (city)

Originally the name of a city; later borrowed for a distal demonstrative.

Han character[edit]

(radical 163 +4, 7 strokes, cangjie input 尸手弓中 (SQNL), four-corner 17527)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1268, character 30
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 39305
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1767, character 21
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3760, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+90A3

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (那), Pronunciation 1/3

Initial: 泥 (8)
Final: 歌
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 諾何切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/nɑ/ /nɑ/ /nɑ/ /nɑ/ /na/ /nɑ/ /nɑ/
Character (那), Pronunciation 2/3

Initial: 泥 (8)
Final: 歌
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 奴可切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/nɑX/ /nɑX/ /nɑX/ /nɑX/ /naX/ /nɑX/ /nɑX/
Character (那), Pronunciation 3/3

Initial: 泥 (8)
Final: 歌
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 奴箇切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/nɑH/ /nɑH/ /nɑH/ /nɑH/ /naH/ /nɑH/ /nɑH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
nuó ‹ na › /*nˤar/ ample

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
10766 1 /*naːl/ 說文冄聲
10769 1 /*naːlʔ/
10770 1 /*naːls/

Pronoun[edit]

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) that, those
    • 你为什么特别挑了那一个呢? [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
      Nǐ wèishénme tèbié tiāo le nà yī ge ne? [Pinyin]
      Why did you choose that one in particular?
    • 什麼 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
    • 什么 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      shì shénme? [Pinyin]
      What's that?
    • Dàshuǐ Guòhòu (After the Flood)
    • 年我將近十嵗,住在四川成都郊區的百花橋。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
    • 年我将近十嵗,住在四川成都郊区的百花桥。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      nián wǒ jiāngjìn shí suì, zhù zài Sìchuān Chéngdōu jiāoqū de Bǎihuāqiáo. [Pinyin]
      That year, I was about ten years old, living in Sichuan Province in a suburb of Chengdu city called Hundred Flowers
Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • (Cantonese)

Conjunction[edit]

  1. so; that
    used after , 咋就
  2. then; in that case
    • [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
      wǒ ne? [Pinyin]
      (Then) what about me?

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

  1. which (variant of )

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

  1. A surname​. Na, Nuo

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

  1. (archaic) beautiful
  2. (archaic) how
  3. (archaic) many
  4. (archaic) variant of

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-17.
  • "Jukuu" (in Mandarin/English), URL accessed on 2014-03-17.

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. what

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(na) (hangeul , revised na, McCune-Reischauer na, Yale na)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(na, , nả, )

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