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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (mouth), to say (the mouth speaking - a polite form of address)

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 戈口 (IR), four-corner 23600, composition)

  1. platform
  2. unit
  3. term of address

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 172, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3246
  • Dae Jaweon: page 384, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 575, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+53F0

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping ji4, toi4, Yale yi4, toi4)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 仙台 (せんだい, sendai)
  • 台所 (だいどころ, daidokoro)

Counter[edit]

(hiragana だい, romaji -dai)

  1. machines, especially vehicles or computers

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana だい, romaji -dai)

  1. tables, beds
  2. level, especially of price
  3. period of time in a person's life

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(tae, i, dae) (hangeul , , , revised tae, i, dae, McCune-Reischauer t'ae, i, dae)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin tāi (tai1), tái (tai2), (yi2), Wade-Giles t'ai1, t'ai2, i2)

Compounds[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ tâi (tai5))


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(di, đài, thai)

Readings[edit]

References[edit]

  • Thiều Chửu : Hán Việt Tự Điển Hà Nội 1942
  • Trần Văn Chánh: Từ Điển Hán Việt NXB Trẻ, Ho Chi Minh Ville, 1999
  • Vũ Văn Kính: Đại Tự Điển Chữ Nôm , NXB Văn Nghệ, Ho Chi Minh Ville, 1999