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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
面-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形), looks like man's face, derived from 𦣻.

In Simplified Chinese, was merged with 面.

Han character[edit]

(radical 176 +0, 9 strokes, cangjie input 一田尸中 (MWSL), 一田卜中 (MWYL), four-corner 10600)

  1. face
  2. surface
  3. plane
  4. side, dimension
  5. noodle (only in Simplified Chinese), Traditional

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1383, character 7
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 42618
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1896, character 18
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4398, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9762

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad. 面/

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (面), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 明 (4)
Final: 仙
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 彌箭切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/miᴇnH/ /mi̯ɛnH/ /miɛnH/ /miɛnH/ /mianH/ /mĭɛnH/ /mjænH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
miàn ‹ mjienH › /*C.men-s {*C.me[n]-s}/ face
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
9098 2 /*mens/

Noun[edit]

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) face
  2. (Elementary Mandarin) surface
  3. (Elementary Mandarin) aspect

Noun[edit]

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) noodles
  2. (Elementary Mandarin) wheat flour
Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana おもて, romaji omote) (alternative reading hiragana おも, romaji omo)

  1. face

Noun[edit]

(hiragana めん, romaji men)

  1. face
  2. surface
  3. mask
  4. page

Noun[edit]

(hiragana つら, romaji tsura)

  1. face
  2. surface
  3. mask
  4. page

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana づら, romaji -zura)

  1. -looking

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(myeon)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: myeon, McCune-Reischauer: myŏn, Yale: myen)
  • Name (hangeul):  (revised: nat, McCune-Reischauer: nat)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(diện, miến)

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