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U+4E2A, 个
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-4E2A

[U+4E29]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+4E2B]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
个-order.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 2, +2, 3 strokes, cangjie input 人中 (OL), four-corner 80200, composition)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 78, character 23
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 70
  • Dae Jaweon: page 158, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 103, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+4E2A

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Bronze inscriptions Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
个-bronze-warring.svg 个-seal.svg 个-bigseal.svg

Variant of (bamboo stalk). Half of (bamboo).

Definitions[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“piece; item; individual; size; height; etc.”).
(This character, , is the simplified and variant traditional form of .)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. counter for articles
  2. individual

Readings[edit]

  • Go-on: (ka)
  • Kan-on: (ka)
  • Tō-on: (ko)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(eumhun (nat gae))

  1. small piece

Usage notes[edit]

Pronunciation came from a confusion with . 个 is a variant of , and its pronunciation would have been as in , , , etc.