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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (rain) + phonetic  – original sense “drizzle” (of rain).

Han character[edit]

(radical 173 +5, 13 strokes, cangjie input 一月人戈戈 (MBOII), four-corner 10307, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1372, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 42242
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1880, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4061, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+96F6

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (零), Pronunciation (1/3)

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 先
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 落賢切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/len/ /lien/ /len/ /len/ /lɛn/ /lien/ /lɛn/
Character (零), Pronunciation (2/3)

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 青
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 郎丁切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/leŋ/ /lieŋ/ /leŋ/ /leŋ/ /lɛjŋ/ /lieŋ/ /lɛŋ/
Character (零), Pronunciation (3/3)

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 青
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 郎定切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/leŋH/ /lieŋH/ /leŋH/ /leŋH/ /lɛjŋH/ /lieŋH/ /lɛŋH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
líng ‹ leng › /*rˁeŋ {*[r]ˁeŋ}/ fall (v., of rain)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
8273 2 /*riːŋ/
8305 0 /*reːŋ/
8331 0 /*reːŋs/

Numeral[edit]

  1. zero

Noun[edit]

  1. fragment, fraction

Compounds[edit]

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Japanese cardinal numbers
  0 1
    Cardinal :

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Also written as .

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana れい, romaji Rei)

  1. A male given name


Japanese numbers
(れい)/ゼロ | (いち) | () | (さん) | (よん,) | () | (ろく) | (しち,なな) | (はち) | (きゅう,)

(じゅう) | 十一(じゅういち) | 十二(じゅうに) | 十三(じゅうさん) | 十四(じゅうよん, じゅうし)


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ryeong→yeong, ryeon→yeon) (hangeul 령→영, 련→연, revised ryeong→yeong, ryeon→yeon, McCune-Reischauer ryŏng→yŏng, ryŏn→yŏn, Yale lyeng→yeng, lyen→yen)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(linh, lênh, rinh)

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