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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Alternative forms[edit]

The form of this character differs slightly between China and Japan:

in China: ,
in Japan:

That is, in China the bottom is roughly (strokes T-junction), while in Japan the bottom is (strokes cross).

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (nose) + phonetic .

Han character[edit]

(radical 209 +0, 14 strokes, cangjie input 竹山田一中 (HUWML), four-corner 26446)

  1. nose
  2. first
  3. KangXi radical 209

Usage notes[edit]

has lost its sense as “nose” (now means “self”), and 鼻 is now used to mean “nose”.

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1530, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 48498
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2066, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4779, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9F3B

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping bei6, Yale bei6)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ phì, Guangdong p'i5; p'i6 [Hailu], p'i3 [Bao'an], Hagfa Pinyim pi4)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. nose

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana はな, romaji hana)

  1. a nose

Etymology[edit]

From pointing to ones nose to refer to oneself.

Pronoun[edit]

(hiragana はな, romaji hana)

  1. first-person personal male pronoun; I, me

Derived terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bi) (hangeul , revised bi, McCune-Reischauer pi, Yale pi)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (bi2), Wade-Giles pi2)

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bhì)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA phīnn (phinn7))

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tị)