十二支

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Chinese

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twelve; 12
 
(a measure word); to support; to sustain
(a measure word); to support; to sustain; to erect; to raise; branch; division; to draw money
simp. and trad.
(十二支)
十二

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十二支

  1. the 12 "earthly branches" (), (chǒu), (yín), (mǎo), (chén), (), (), (wèi), (shēn), (yǒu), (), (hài) (used cyclically in the calendar and as ordinal number)
  2. a gambling game, commonly referred to as "chap ji kee" in English sources, which used the 12 cards of the 四色牌 (four colour cards) deck, each of which has a different character drawn from those used in Chinese chess (象棋 (xiàngqí))

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Japanese

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Kanji in this term
じゅう
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Grade: 1

Grade: 5
on’yomi
Stone carving of Chinese zodiac
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(じゅう)()() (jūnishiじふにし (zifunisi)?

  1. the twelve earthly branches () of the Chinese zodiac, which are represented each by an animal

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References

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  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tokyo: NHK Publishing, Inc., →ISBN
  3. ^ Kindaichi, Kyōsuke et al., editors (1997), 新明解国語辞典 [Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten] (in Japanese), Fifth edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean

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Noun

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十二支 (sibiji) (hangeul 십이지)

  1. Hanja form? of 십이지.