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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
再-bw.png
Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
再-oracle.svg 再-bronze.svg 再-bigseal.svg 再-seal.svg

Han character[edit]

(radical 13 +4, 6 strokes, cangjie input 一土月 (MGB), four-corner 10447, composition)

  1. again, twice, re-

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 129, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1524
  • Dae Jaweon: page 290, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 18, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+518D

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Dialectal pronunciations ()
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /t͡sai⁵¹/
Harbin /t͡sai⁵³/
/t͡sai²⁴/ ~见
Tianjin /tai⁵³/
/t͡sai⁵³/
Jinan /t͡sɛ²¹³/
Qingdao /t͡sɛ²¹³/
Zhengzhou /t͡sai³¹²/
Xi'an /t͡sai⁴⁴/
Xining /t͡sɛ²¹³/
Yinchuan /t͡sɛ¹³/
Lanzhou /t͡sɛ¹³/
Ürümqi /t͡sai²¹³/
Wuhan /t͡sai³⁵/
Chengdu /t͡sai¹³/
Guiyang /t͡sai²¹³/
Kunming /t͡sæ²¹²/
Nanjing /t͡sae⁴⁴/
Hefei /t͡se̞⁵³/
Jin Taiyuan /t͡sai⁴⁵/
Pingyao /t͡sæ³⁵/
Hohhot /t͡sɛ⁵⁵/
Wu Shanghai /t͡se³⁵/
Suzhou /t͡se̞⁵¹/
Hangzhou /t͡se̞⁴⁴⁵/
Wenzhou /t͡se⁴²/
Hui Shexian /t͡sɛ³²⁴/
Tunxi /t͡sə²⁴/
Xiang Changsha /t͡sai⁵⁵/
Xiangtan /t͡sai⁵⁵/
Gan Nanchang /t͡sai⁴⁵/
Hakka Meixian /t͡sai⁵³/
Taoyuan /t͡sɑi⁵⁵/
Cantonese Guangzhou /t͡sɔi²³/
Nanning /t͡sɔi³³/
Hong Kong /t͡sɔi¹³/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /t͡sai²¹/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /t͡sɑi²¹²/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /t͡suɛ³³/
Shantou (Min Nan) /t͡sai²¹³/
Haikou (Min Nan) /t͡sai³⁵/
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (13)
Final:
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sʌiH/ /t͡sɑ̆iH/ /t͡sᴀiH/ /t͡səiH/ /t͡səjH/ /t͡sɒiH/ /t͡sɒiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
zài ‹ tsojH › /*[ts]ˤə(ʔ)-s/ twice; a second time

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
16511 0 /*ʔsɯːs/

Adverb[edit]

  1. again; re-
      ―  zài wán  ―  play again
      ―  zài féng  ―  meet again
  2. continue to

See also[edit]

  • (again): (yòu)

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. again
  2. twice
  3. second time

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Prefix[edit]

‎(hiragana さい, romaji sai-)

  1. re-, again, repeated

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(jae) (hangeul , revised jae, McCune-Reischauer chae)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tái, táy, tải)

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