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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]

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (35)
Final: (136)
Tone: Rising (X)

Openness: Open
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: yǒu
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɦɨuX/ /ɦiuX/ /ɣiəuX/ /ɦuwX/ /ɣiuX/ /ɣĭəuX/ /i̯ə̯uX/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (35)
Final: (136)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Open
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: yòu
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɦɨuH/ /ɦiuH/ /ɣiəuH/ /ɦuwH/ /ɣiuH/ /ɣĭəuH/ /i̯ə̯uH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yòu ‹ hjuwX › /*[ɢ]ʷəʔ/ right hand
yòu ‹ hjuwH › /*[ɢ]ʷəʔ-s (~ *m-qʷəʔ)/ 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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
15597 0 /*ɢʷɯʔ/
15604 0 /*ɢʷɯs/

Noun[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):  (revised: u, McCune-Reischauer: u)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hữu)

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