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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

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

Han character[edit]

(radical 1 +4, 5 strokes, cangjie input 心廿 (PT), four-corner 44717)

  1. generation
  2. world
  3. era

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 77, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 31
  • Dae Jaweon: page 155, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 14, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+4E16

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping sai3, Yale sai3)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Counter[edit]

(hiragana せい, romaji -sei)

  1. generations

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji yo)

  1. world, society
  2. generation, age

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana せい, romaji -sei)

  1. (geology) epoch

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(se)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: se, McCune-Reischauer: se, Yale: sey)
  • Name (hangeul): 인간 (revised: in-gan, McCune-Reischauer: in'gan)

References[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin shì (shi4), Wade-Giles shih4)


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*shiɛì)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thế, thá, thé, thể)

References[edit]