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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

From a pictograph of two hands meeting in friendship.

http://www.nihongo.aikidoka.ru/image/kanji/29/tomo/_a.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 29 +2, 4 strokes, cangjie input 大水 (KE), four-corner 40047, composition𠂇)

  1. friend, companion
  2. fraternity

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 165, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3119
  • Dae Jaweon: page 374, character 18
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 391, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+53CB

See also[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping jau5, Yale yau5)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. friend

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana とも, romaji tomo)

  1. friend; pal

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana ゆう, romaji )

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(u)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: u, McCune-Reischauer: u, Yale: wu)
  • Name (hangeul): ()

Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin yǒu (you3), Wade-Giles yu3)

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yǒu)

  1. friend

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hữu)