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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +8, 10 strokes, cangjie input 人大中山 (OKLU), four-corner 24216, composition)

  1. I (First person Sing.) (personal pronoun)
  2. First person pl inclusive in Teochew

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References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 106, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 736
  • Dae Jaweon: page 227, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 173, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+4FFA

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale yim3)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Originally a second person pronoun. Gradually changed into a first person pronoun.

Pronoun[edit]

(hiragana おれ, romaji ore)

  1. second person pronoun; you
  2. first person personal pronoun; I, me

Usage notes[edit]

俺/おれ is the usual casual form used by men, and is completely acceptable with friends; or are too formal for casual use. Conversely, in polite conversation or where polite forms are expected, 俺 is unacceptable and rude. As with other casual forms, may be used intentionally if one wishes to be rude, but should not be used otherwise.

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(eom, eop) (hangeul [[, ]], revised eom, eop, McCune-Reischauer ŏm, ŏp)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin ǎn (an3), Wade-Giles an3)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(em, yêm, êm)

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