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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

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

  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

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Bronze inscriptions Bamboo and silk script Large seal script
串-bronze.svg 串-silk.svg 串-bigseal.svg


References:

Mostly from Richard Sears' Chinese Etymology site (authorisation),
which in turn draws data from various collections of ancient forms of Chinese characters, including:

  • Shuowen Jiezi (small seal),
  • Jinwen Bian (bronze inscriptions),
  • Liushutong (large seal) and
  • Xu Jiaguwen Bian (oracle bone script).

Pictographic, representing objects strung together.

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 1[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (28)
Final () (70)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () II
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kɣuanH/
Pan
Wuyun
/kʷɯanH/
Shao
Rongfen
/kuɐnH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kwaɨnH/
Li
Rong
/kuanH/
Wang
Li
/kwanH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kwanH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
guàn
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
guàn
Middle
Chinese
‹ kwænH ›
Old
Chinese
/*kˤro[n]-s/
English custom

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
No. 1646 1647
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
3 3
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kroːns/ /*kʰjons/

Noun[edit]

  1. skewer

Adjective[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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Classifier[edit]

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    珠子  ―  chuàn zhūzǐ  ―  a string of beads
    鞭炮  ―  chuàn biānpào  ―  a string of firecrackers
    葡萄  ―  chuàn pútáo  ―  a bunch of grapes

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Definitions[edit]

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References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Kanji in this term
くし
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana くし, romaji kushi)

  1. skewer
  2. (slang, computing) proxy server
    中国 (ちゅうごく) (くし)使 (つか)わないと
    chūgoku kushi o tsukawanai to
    if you don't use a China proxy server

Synonyms[edit]


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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References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(xuyến, quán, xiên, xuyên)

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