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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

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping jau6, Yale yau6)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ , Guangdong ju5 [Kwangtung, Siyan, Meixian]; ziu6 [Hailu]; jiu3, ju3 [Bao'an]; jiu3 [Dongguan]; jeu3 [Hong Kong], Hagfa Pinyim yiu4)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana みぎ, romaji migi)

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

Antonyms[edit]

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(u)
Eumhun:

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

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin yòu (you4), Wade-Giles yu4)

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yòu)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) the right side; the right

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hữu)