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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
吧-order.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +4, 7 strokes, cangjie input 口日山 (RAU), four-corner 67017, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 178, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3341
  • Dae Jaweon: page 395, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 596, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+5427

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 滂 (2)
Final: 麻
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 普巴切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/pʰɣa/ /pʰa/ /pʰa/ /pʰɯa/ /pʰaɨ/ /pʰa/ /pʰa/
Character (吧), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 幫 (1)
Final: 麻
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 伯加切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/pɣa/ /pa/ /pa/ /pɯa/ /paɨ/ /pa/ /pa/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
102 0 /*praː/
113 0 /*pʰraː/

Particle[edit]

  1. (used at the end of a sentence to indicate a suggested action; often used to express imperative mood) let us ...; why don't you ... (emphatic final particle)
      ―  zǒu ba  ―  let's go!
    時間 [MSC, trad.]
    时间 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ yǒu shíjiān zài zuò ba. [Pinyin]
    Do it when you have time.
    大家工作 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    Dàjiā qù gōngzuò ba. [Pinyin]
    Get to work, everybody.
  2. (used at the end of a sentence used to concede a point)
      ―  hǎo ba  ―  alright!
  3. (onomatopoeia) sound of crackling; crack

Usage notes[edit]

  • 吧 is not used as a modal particle in Min Nan. The particle ho͘ provides a similar effect.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

  1. (loanword) bar (an establishment serving alcohol)
  2. abbreviation for 貼吧贴吧 (“internet board”)

Syllable[edit]

  1. transliteration for ba or bar
    /   ―  tiēba  ―  internet board
      ―  ba  ―  diva

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “吧”, On-line Taiwanese/Mandarin Dictionary (台文/華文線頂辭典)[1] (in Taiwanese/English), retrieved 2011-01-30

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(pa) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer p'a)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ba, , , vài)

  1. and, with, as well as

See also[edit]