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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 172 +5, 13 strokes, cangjie input 卜一心人土 (YMPOG), four-corner 20114)

  1. female
  2. feminine
  3. gentle, soft

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1366, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 41998
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1871, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4098, character 18
  • Unihan data for U+96CC

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale chi1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana めす, romaji mesu)

  1. female

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ja) (hangeul , revised ja, McCune-Reischauer cha, Yale ca)

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Mandarin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

(Pinyin (ci1), (ci2), Wade-Giles tz'u1, tz'u2)

  1. Female (describing an Animal)

Usage notes[edit]

Commonly used for animals for the meaning of female in academic context, less commonly used for non-academic context (use "母" instead, for non-academic context), and not used for human (use "女" instead, for human). For example, 母雞/母鸡:hen, 母牛:cow


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thư)

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