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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 人火手 (OFQ), four-corner 29250, composition)

  1. companion, comrade, partner
  2. accompany

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 96, character 23
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 475
  • Dae Jaweon: page 205, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 139, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+4F34

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Initial () (3) (3)
Final () (62) (62)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Closed Closed
Division () I I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/buɑnX/ /buɑnH/
Pan
Wuyun
/bʷɑnX/ /bʷɑnH/
Shao
Rongfen
/buɑnX/ /buɑnH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/bwanX/ /bwanH/
Li
Rong
/buɑnX/ /buɑnH/
Wang
Li
/buɑnX/ /buɑnH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/bʱuɑnX/ /bʱuɑnH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
bàn bàn
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
bàn
Middle
Chinese
‹ banX ›
Old
Chinese
/*[C.b]ˤanʔ/
English comrade

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. 258 262
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*baːnʔ/ /*baːns/

Definitions[edit]

companion, comrade, partner; accompany


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. consort

Readings[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

‎(hiragana ばん, romaji Ban)

  1. A surname​.

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ban) (hangeul , revised ban, McCune-Reischauer pan)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bạn)

  1. friend; fellow; comrade

Usage notes[edit]

  • Chữ Nôm. The modern Vietnamese word for friend is bạn.

References[edit]