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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pictographic, representing objects strung together.

Han character[edit]

(radical 2 +6, 7 strokes, cangjie input 中中 (LL), four-corner 50006)

  1. string
  2. relatives
  3. conspire
  4. skewer

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 80, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 80
  • Dae Jaweon: page 162, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 30, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+4E32

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale chyun3, gwaan3)

  1. (slang) cocksure, arrogant
  2. (slang) sarcastic

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana くし, romaji kushi)

  1. skewer

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(got, gwan, cheon, chan)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): , , ,  (revised: got, gwan, cheon, chan, McCune-Reischauer: kot, kwan, ch'ŏn, ch'an)
  • Name (hangeul): 땅 이름, , 꿰미, 꼬챙이 (revised: ttang ireum, kkwel, kkwemi, kkochaengi, McCune-Reischauer: ttang irǔm, kkwel, kkwemi,, kkoch'aengi)

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Mandarin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Modern chuàn, Middle Chinese kʷɯanL (Pan Wuyun), Old Chinese *kroːns (Zhengzhang Shangfang). Cognate with 穿 (chuān, Old Chinese *kʰljon, "to pierce through → to wear"), (guàn, Old Chinese *koːn, *koːns, "to penetrate").

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin chuàn (chuan4), Wade-Giles ch'uan4)

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(xuyến, quán, xiên, xuyên)

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