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U+5225, 別
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5225

[U+5224]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5226]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 18 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 口尸中弓 (RSLN), four-corner 62200, composition𠮠)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 138, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1924
  • Dae Jaweon: page 312, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 328, character 13
  • Unihan data for U+5225

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp. *
alt. forms 𠛰

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shang Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)
Oracle bone script Qin slip script Small seal script
別-oracle.svg 別-slip.svg 別-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*preːd, *praːd
*preːd
*pred, *bred
*pred

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (bone) +  (knife) – to cut up bone and flesh.

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *brat (cut apart, cut open). Cognate to (OC *preːd, “to divide; to differentiate”), (OC *red), (OC *red).

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • bĕk - vernacular (“another; different”);
  • biék - “to distinguish”;
  • biĕk - literary (“to leave; another”).
Note:
  • pa̍t/pat - vernacular;
  • pia̍t - literary, surname (Mainland);
  • piat - literary, surname (Taiwan).
Note:
  • biêg8 - Chaozhou;
  • biag8 - Shantou;
  • bag8 - “other”.
Note:
  • 5beq - vernacular;
  • 5biq - literary.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Initial () (3) (1)
Final () (83) (83)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () Chongniu III Chongniu III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/bˠiᴇt̚/ /pˠiᴇt̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/bᵚiɛt̚/ /pᵚiɛt̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/biæt̚/ /piæt̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/biat̚/ /piat̚/
Li
Rong
/bjɛt̚/ /pjɛt̚/
Wang
Li
/bĭɛt̚/ /pĭɛt̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/bʱi̯ɛt̚/ /pi̯ɛt̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
bié bie
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
bié bié
Middle
Chinese
‹ bjet › ‹ pjet ›
Old
Chinese
/*N-pret/ /*pret/
English be separated (intr.) separate (tr.)

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. 820 821
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2 2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*pred/ /*bred/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to cut apart; to divide up
  2. to divide; to separate
  3. to distinguish; to differentiate; to discriminate
    /   ―  bié  ―  difference; to distinguish
  4. distinction; difference; contrast
  5. group; class; kind
  6. to leave; to part
  7. to see someone off
  8. to pin; to clip
  9. to turn; to change
  10. to stick something in; to bolt
  11. another; other
  12. special; unique; peculiar; particular
  13. misspelled; erroneous
  14. besides; in addition
  15. by oneself; on one's own; separately
  16. had better not; do not; don't
    /   ―  Bié qù!  ―  Don't go!
  17. particle used with after it to express supposition, often an imagined unfavourable scenario
  18. A surname​.
Synonyms[edit]
Dialectal synonyms of (“do not”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 1
Formal (Written Standard Chinese)
Mandarin Beijing
Taiwan 不要
Harbin
Jinan 別價甭價不要
Muping
Luoyang
Jiedian 不要
Xi'an 不敢
Xining
Xuzhou
Lanzhou 不要
Ürümqi
Wuhan 1
Chengdu 1不要
Guiyang 不要
Liuzhou 1莫要
Yangzhou 1不要
Nanjing 不要
Hefei 不要
Cantonese Guangzhou 唔好
Hong Kong 唔好
Shunde
Zhongshan
Dongguan 唔好
Hong Kong (Weitou) 唔好
Taishan 唔好
Doumen 唔好
Kaiping 唔好
Shaoguan
Yunfu 唔好
Yangjiang 1無好
Xinyi
Lianjiang
Nanning 冇要
Kuala Lumpur
Gan Nanchang 1
Lichuan 毋要不要
Pingxiang 不要
Hakka Meixian 1毋愛毋好
Xingning 毋愛
Huidong 毋好
Qujiang 毋好
Xiaosanjiang 毋好
Changting 毋要
Liancheng 毋要
Ninghua 毋要
Yudu 毋要毋敢
Ruijin 毋要
Shicheng 毋要
Shangyou 毋要
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 毋好
Liudui (S. Sixian) 毋好
Hsinchu (Hailu) 毋好
Dongshi (Dabu) 毋好
Zhuolan (Raoping) 毋好
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 毋好
Hong Kong 毋好
Sabah 毋愛
Senai 毋好
Huizhou Shexian 不要
Tunxi 不要
Jixi 不要
Jin Taiyuan 不要不敢
Xinzhou 不要
Min Bei Jian'ou 伓敢伓讓1
Min Dong Fuzhou 伓通1
Fuqing 伓通
Matsu 1
Min Nan Xiamen 毋通毋愛2
Quanzhou 毋通毋愛
Zhangzhou 毋通2
Taipei 2
Kaohsiung 2
Tainan 2
Lukang 2
Sanxia 莫去
Yilan 毋通2
Pingnan
Chaozhou 2
Johor Bahru
Haikou 無用2無莫
Leizhou 無地
Pinghua Nanning 冇要
Wu Shanghai 勿要𧟰
Suzhou 𧟰
Hangzhou
Wenzhou 𧟰
Chongming 𧟰
Danyang 弗要𫸻
Jinhua 𫸻弗要弗用
Ningbo
Xiang Changsha 1不要
Shuangfeng 1
Loudi 不要1
Quanzhou

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“to make someone change their opinion; to dissuade”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Adjective[edit]

(-na inflection, hiragana べつ, rōmaji betsu)

  1. different, separate, another

Inflection[edit]

Adverb[edit]

(hiragana べつ, rōmaji betsu)

  1. not particularly; not specially (used with a negative verb)

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana べつ, rōmaji betsu)

  1. difference, another, exception

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(byeol) (hangeul , revised byeol, McCune-Reischauer pyŏl)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(biệt, biết, bét, bết, bệt, bịt, bẹt, bít)

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