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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Han character[edit]

(radical 184 +4, 13 strokes, cangjie input 人戈竹水 (OIHE), four-corner 81747, composition)

  1. cooked rice
  2. food
  3. meal

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1417, character 27
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 44064
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1941, character 21
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4444, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+98EF

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale faan6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana めし, romaji meshi)

  1. cooked rice
  2. (informal) meal
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Usage notes[edit]

This is an informal way to refer to food, and  () (kuu) is a correspondingly informal way to say "eat."


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ban) (hangeul , revised ban, McCune-Reischauer pan, Yale pan)

Compounds[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin fàn
Zhuyin ㄈㄢˋ
IPA (key) /fa̠n⁵¹/

Noun[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin fàn, classifier , simplified )

  1. cooked rice
  2. meal

Compounds[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(traditional, POJ pn̄g, traditional , simplified )

  1. cooked rice
  2. meal

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(phạn)