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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
其-bw.png
Stroke order
其-order.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 12 +6, 8 strokes, cangjie input 廿一一金 (TMMC), four-corner 44801, composition)

  1. his, her, its, their
  2. that

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 127, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1472
  • Dae Jaweon: page 286, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 245, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5176

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
其-oracle.svg 其-bronze.svg 其-bigseal.svg 其-seal.svg

Pictogram (象形): a basket sitting on a stand.

Later borrowed for an Old Chinese pronoun. The derivative refers to the original word.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (30)
Final: (19)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: qí
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɡɨ/ /ɡɨ/ /ɡie/ /gɨ/ /ɡiə/ /ɡĭə/ /gi/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (28)
Final: (19)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: jī
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/kɨ/ /kɨ/ /kie/ /kɨ/ /kiə/ /kĭə/ /ki/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ gi › /*ɡə/ modal particle
‹ gi › /*ɡə/ (3p possessive)

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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
9937 0 /*kɯ/
9947 0 /*ɡɯ/

Pronoun[edit]

  1. (Classical Chinese) he, she, it, they, its (gender and number neutral)

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

‎(hiragana , romaji shi)

  1. (archaic) that
  2. you
  3. oneself

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(gi) (hangeul , revised gi, McCune-Reischauer ki)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khởi, , kỳ, )

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