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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 口廿一 (RTM), four-corner 64070, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 184, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3477
  • Dae Jaweon: page 403, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 598, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5481

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

  1. (Cantonese) attached to form adverbs
    慢慢 [Guangzhou Cantonese]  ―  Keoi5 maan6 maan6-2 gam2 haang4. [Jyutping]  ―  He walks slowly.

Pronoun[edit]

  1. (Cantonese) this
    [Guangzhou Cantonese]  ―  Gam2 m4 dak1 gaa3! [Jyutping]  ―  This will not work!

Adjective[edit]

  1. (Cantonese) this; like this
    / [Guangzhou Cantonese]  ―  Keoi5 hai6 jat1 go3 gam2 ge3 jan4. [Jyutping]  ―  He is this kind of person.

Adverb[edit]

  1. (Cantonese) in such a way
    / [Cantonese]  ―  dong3 faan6 gam2 sik6 [Jyutping]  ―  eat [something] as if it was a meal

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

  1. (Cantonese) so, to such an extent
    做咩冇腦 / 做咩冇脑 [Guangzhou Cantonese]  ―  Zou6 me1 nei5 gam3 mou5 nou5 gaa3? [Jyutping]  ―  Why are you so stupid?
See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Definitions[edit]

  1. Alternative form of (“question particle”).