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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (person) + phonetic  – a person doing their duty.

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +4, 6 strokes, cangjie input 人竹土 (OHG), four-corner 22214, composition)

  1. trust to, rely on, appoint
  2. to bear, duty, office
  3. allow
  4. a Chinese surname

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 94, character 24
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 416
  • Dae Jaweon: page 200, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 122, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+4EFB

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping jam6, Yale yam6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana にん, romaji nin)

  1. duty, responsibility, obligation

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(im) (hangeul , revised yim, McCune-Reischauer im)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin rèn (ren4), Wade-Giles jen4)


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*njim)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(jîm (jim5), jīm (jim7))


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nhậm, nhẩm, nhầm, nhiệm, nhâm, nhăm, nhặm, vững)

References[edit]