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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
右-bw.png
Japanese stroke order
右-jbw.png

Etymology[edit]

右 is from the combination of the phonetic element , semantically a protecting right arm, and , which here merely signifies an object. The right hand is traditionally the one used in protecting an object while carrying it.

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 大口 (KR), four-corner 40600, composition𠂇)

  1. right (direction)
  2. west
  3. right-wing

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 173, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3250
  • Dae Jaweon: page 385, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 569, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+53F3

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Initial () (35) (35)
Final () (136) (136)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɦɨuX/ /ɦɨuH/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɦiuX/ /ɦiuH/
Shao
Rongfen
/ɣiəuX/ /ɣiəuH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ɦuwX/ /ɦuwH/
Li
Rong
/ɣiuX/ /ɣiuH/
Wang
Li
/ɣĭəuX/ /ɣĭəuH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/i̯ə̯uX/ /i̯ə̯uH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
yǒu yòu
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
yòu yòu
Middle
Chinese
‹ hjuwX › ‹ hjuwH ›
Old
Chinese
/*[ɢ]ʷəʔ/ /*[ɢ]ʷəʔ-s/ (~ *m-qʷəʔ)
English right hand right hand

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. 15597 15604
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ɢʷɯʔ/ /*ɢʷɯs/

Definitions[edit]

  1. right
      ―  yòushǒu  ―  right hand
  2. the right (side)

Antonyms[edit]

  • (zuǒ, “left”)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Kanji in this term
みぎ
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana みぎ, romaji migi)

  1. (direction) the right
  2. above statement; foregoing
  3. (politics) the right wing; a rightist

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(u)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (McCune-Reischauer: u)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hữu)

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