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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  + , logic of compound unclear. From Old Chinese *deʔ (Baxter-Sagart).

Han character[edit]

(radical 72 +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 日一卜人 (AMYO), four-corner 60801, composition)

  1. indeed, yes, right
  2. to be
  3. demonstrative pronoun, this, that

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 493, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13859
  • Dae Jaweon: page 858, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1497, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+662F

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping si6, Yale si6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(si)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: si, McCune-Reischauer: si, Yale: si)

Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin shì (shi4), Wade-Giles shih4)

Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin shì)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) is; to be
    泰晤士河英国第二长的河流。
    Tàiwùshì Hé shì Yīngguó dì èr cháng de héliú.
    The River Thames is the second longest river in the UK.

Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA (si7))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thị)


Wu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

[ʂɨ˥˩]

Alternative forms[edit]

Latin Alphabet: sz´

Zhuyin Fuhao: ㄙˊ