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Translingual[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Note that there are two Unicode z-variants, with code points U+52A3 and U+F99D.

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  ‎(little, less) +  ‎(strength). 少 also functions as phonetic.

Han character[edit]

(radical 19 +4, 6 strokes, cangjie input 火竹大尸 (FHKS), four-corner 90427, composition)

Definitions[edit]

  1. bad, poor, inferior
  • Antonyms :

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 薛
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 力輟切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/liuᴇt̚/ /li̯wɛt̚/ /liuɛt̚/ /lʷiɛt̚/ /lwiat̚/ /lĭuɛt̚/ /ljuæt̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
8142 3 /*rod/ 力少會意,說文少聲非

Definitions[edit]

  1. bad, poor, inferior
  2. slightly
  • Antonyms :

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Definitions[edit]

  1. bad, poor, inferior
  • Antonyms :

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ryeol) (hangeul , revised ryeol, McCune-Reischauer ryŏl)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

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