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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)

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

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *ŋa. Cognate with (), (), 𠊎.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Initial () (34) (34)
Final () (154) (145)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () Chongniu III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʔɣiᴇmH/ /ʔɨɐmH/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʔɯiɛmH/ /ʔiɐmH/
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔiæmH/ /ʔiɐmH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʔjiamH/ /ʔɨamH/
Li
Rong
/ʔjɛmH/ /ʔiɐmH/
Wang
Li
/ĭɛmH/ /ĭɐmH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʔi̯ɛmH/ /ʔi̯ɐmH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
yàn yàn

Definitions[edit]

  1. (dialectal Mandarin, Min) I, me, my; we, us, our

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of ("I")
Variety Location Words
Classical Classical
Mandarin Beijing
Jinan
Xi'an
Wuhan
Chengdu
Yangzhou
Hefei
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Taishan
Yangjiang
Gan Nanchang
Hakka Meixian 𠊎
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 𠊎
Liudui (S. Sixian) 𠊎
Hsinchu (Hailu) 𠊎
Dongshi (Dabu) 𠊎
Taiwanese Raoping 𠊎
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 𠊎
Jin Taiyuan
Min Bei Jian'ou
Min Dong Fuzhou
Min Nan Xiamen
Taipei
Chaozhou
Wu Suzhou
Wenzhou
Xiang Changsha
Shuangfeng

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
おれ
Grade: S
kun'yomi

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

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Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

‎(hiragana おれ, katakana オレ, romaji ore)

  1. (obsolete, informal) you
  2. (informal) 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.

See also[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(eom, eop) (hangeul , , McCune-Reischauer ŏm, ŏp)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(em, yêm, êm)

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References[edit]