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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (person) + phonetic 

弋 and 代 were near-homophones in Old Chinese; Baxter-Sagart give *lək for 弋 and *lˤək-s for 代 (the -s is a suffix). See also .

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +3, 5 strokes, cangjie input 人戈心 (OIP), four-corner 23240, composition)

  1. replace, replacement (of person or generation)
  2. era
  3. generation

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 93, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 386
  • Dae Jaweon: page 197, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 113, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+4EE3

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale doi6)


Japanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana しろ, romaji shiro)

  1. (archaic) substitution
  2. (archaic) price, cost, charge
  3. (historical) shiro, a unit of land

(hiragana だい, romaji dai)

  1. price
  2. generation
  3. era

(hiragana , romaji yo)

  1. world, society
  2. (archaic) age, generation, era of rule

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (alternative form for dai only)
  • (alternative form for yo only)

Counter[edit]

(hiragana だい, romaji -dai)

  1. generation of a royal family
  2. era, age, decade

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana だい, romaji -dai)

  1. charge, fare, rate, fee, price, rent
  2. (indicating years spanning a specific period) -ies, -hundreds

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(dae) (hangeul , revised dae, McCune-Reischauer tae)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin dài (dai4), Wade-Giles tai4)

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(đại, đời, rượi, đãi)

References[edit]