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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (face)

Han character[edit]

(radical 176 +14, 23 strokes, cangjie input 一大一田中 (MKMWL), four-corner 71601)

  1. dimples

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1384, character 44
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 42698
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1899, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4402, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+9768

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping jip6, Yale yip6)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana えくぼ, romaji ekubo)

  1. dimple
    痘痕 (あばた) (えくぼ)
    abata mo ekubo
    love is blind (when in love) even pockmarks are dimples

Alternative forms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(yeop) (hangeul , revised yeop, McCune-Reischauer yŏp, Yale yep)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin (ye4), Wade-Giles yeh4)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(yếp, diệp)

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