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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
些-order.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 7 +6, 8 strokes, cangjie input 卜心一一 (YPMM), four-corner 21101, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 87, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 268
  • Dae Jaweon: page 183, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1441, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+4E9B

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Small seal script
些-seal.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).

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]



  • Dialectal data
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /ɕiɛ⁵⁵/
Harbin /ɕiɛ⁴⁴/
Tianjin /ɕie²¹/
Jinan /ɕiə²¹³/
Qingdao /siə²¹³/
Zhengzhou /siɛ⁵³/
Xi'an /ɕiɛ²¹/
Xining /ɕi⁴⁴/
Yinchuan /ɕie⁴⁴/
Lanzhou /ɕiə³¹/
Ürümqi /ɕiɤ⁴⁴/
Wuhan /ɕie⁵⁵/
Chengdu /ɕi⁵⁵/
Guiyang /ɕie⁵⁵/
Kunming /ɕiɛ³¹/
Nanjing /sie²¹²/
Hefei /sz̩²¹/
Jin Taiyuan /ɕie¹¹/
Pingyao /ɕie̞¹³/
Hohhot /ɕie³¹/ 一~
/ɕiəʔ⁴³/ 這~
Wu Shanghai /ɕi⁵³/
Suzhou /si⁵⁵/
Hangzhou /ɕi³³/
Wenzhou /sei³³/
Hui Shexian /se³¹/
Tunxi /se¹¹/
Xiang Changsha /sie³³/
/sia³³/
Xiangtan /siɒ³³/
Gan Nanchang /ɕiɛʔ⁵/ 訓讀
Hakka Meixian /sia⁴⁴/
Taoyuan /siɑ¹¹/
Cantonese Guangzhou /sɛ⁵³/
Nanning /ɬɛ⁵⁵/
Hong Kong /sɛ⁵⁵/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /sia⁵⁵/
/se⁵⁵/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /sie⁴⁴/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /siɛ²¹/
Shantou (Min Nan) /sẽ³³/
Haikou (Min Nan) /nai³⁵/

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/3 2/3 3/3
Initial () (16) (16) (16)
Final () (100) (39) (94)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Departing (H) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open Open
Division () III IV I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/sia/ /seiH/ /sɑH/
Pan
Wuyun
/sia/ /seiH/ /sɑH/
Shao
Rongfen
/sia/ /sɛiH/ /sɑH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/sia/ /sɛjH/ /saH/
Li
Rong
/sia/ /seiH/ /sɑH/
Wang
Li
/sĭa/ /sieiH/ /sɑH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/si̯a/ /sieiH/ /sɑH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
xiē suò
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/3 2/3 3/3
No. 1685 1686 1701
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 1 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*saːls/ /*sjaːl/ /*seːs/
Notes

Definitions[edit]

  1. little, few
  2. rather, somewhat

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of ("some, a few")
Variety Location Words
Mandarin Beijing
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Taishan
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian)
Liudui (S. Sixian)
Hsinchu (Hailu)
Dongshi (Dabu)
Taiwanese Raoping
Wu Wenzhou 厘兒

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(sa) (hangeul , revised sa, McCune-Reischauer sa)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ta, )

  1. Hán tự form of ta, “I; me; we; us

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