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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (metal) + phonetic  – a metal shovel.

Han character[edit]

(radical 167 +9, 17 strokes, cangjie input 金竹木火 (CHDF), four-corner 89180)

  1. shovel

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1315, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 40643
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1815, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4231, character 16
  • Unihan data for U+936C

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Yale chiu1)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana くわ, romaji kuwa)

  1. hoe

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(cho) (hangeul , revised cho, McCune-Reischauer ch'o, Yale cho)

  1. (가래 초): a spade, shovel, ploughshare

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin qiāo (qiao1), Wade-Giles ch'iao1)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thâu)