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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
鳥-order.gif
simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

Harpyhaliaetus coronatus.jpg

Pictogram (象形): a bird with a dangling tail.

Compare (crow), which is very similar, of similar origin, and , which originated from a similar image of a bird, but is today rather more abstract and less recognizable.

Compare also (horse), whose current form is similar (graphically, for claws/legs).

Originally pronounced “tiau” but in Mandarin changed to “niǎo” to avoid confusion with (penis).

鳥 鳥
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 196 +0, 11 strokes, cangjie input 竹日卜火 (HAYF), four-corner 27327)

  1. bird
  2. KangXi radical 196

Synonyms[edit]

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1480, character 52
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 46634
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2012, character 25
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4613, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9CE5

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Yale niu5)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ nyau2, níau, -nyau2, -niau, Guangdong niau3, niau1 [Meixian], tiau1, ngiau1, niau3, ngiau3, niau1 [Hailu, Siyan], tiau1, ngiau1 [Bao'an, Dongguan], tiau1, niau3, ngiau3 [Kwangtung], Hagfa Pinyim ngiau3, diau1, diog5, jiau2)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana とり, romaji tori)

  1. a flying animal; a bird

Derived terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jo) (hangeul , revised jo, McCune-Reischauer cho, Yale co)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin niǎo (niao3), Wade-Giles niao3)

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin niǎo
Zhuyin ㄋㄧㄠˇ
IPA (key) /ni̯ɑʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Noun[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin niǎo, measure word , simplified )

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) bird

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*tiewX, niewX)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ chiáu (chiau2), niáu (niau2), TLPA tsiáu (tsiau2), niáu (niau2))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(điểu, đeo, đéo, đẽo)