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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (door) +  – a pair of hands opening a door: the door is open.

Han character[edit]

(radical 169 +4, 12 strokes, cangjie input 日弓一廿 (ANMT), four-corner 77441, composition)

  1. open
  2. initiate, begin, start

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1331, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 41233
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1835, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4286, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+958B

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping hoi1, Yale hoi1)

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Japanese[edit]

Ryakuji for 開, based on ryakuji for ; compare also and 𫔭.

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(gae) (hangeul , revised gae, McCune-Reischauer kae, Yale kay)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin kāi (kai1), Wade-Giles k'ai1)

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Verb[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin kāi, simplified )

  1. to open
  2. to start, to turn on
  3. to boil
  4. to write out (a prescription, check, invoice )
  5. to operate (vehicle)
  6. Abbreviation of 開爾文/开尔文 (degrees Kelvin).

Compounds[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA khai (khai1), khui (khui1))

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References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khai, khơi, khui)

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