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U+5497, 咗
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5497

[U+5496]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5498]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30, +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 口大一 (RKM), composition)

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Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic (mouth) + phonetic

Etymology 1[edit]

simp. and trad.
alternative forms rare
rare
rare
nonstandard
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First attested in 《散語四十章》 (1877) as .

Probably from ; the pronunciation may be due to influence from Mandarin zhuó (Chan, 1998) or colloquial tonal modification to a high-rising tone (Cheung, 1997).

Chan (1995) proposes that the original character is 𧇣 (MC d͡zuoH, “to go”); others (including Jimmy Pang and Chapman Chan) have similarly proposed (MC d͡zuo, “to go”) to be the original character. These derivations are phonologically and semantically problematic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Definitions[edit]

  1. (Cantonese) Used to emphasise an action which has been completed and whose result still applies to the present situation. It roughly translates to the past tense in English. [from 19th c.]
    佢哋啱啱 [Cantonese, trad. and simp.]
    keoi5 dei6 ngaam1 ngaam1 zau2 zo2. [Jyutping]
    They left just now.
    阿媽尋日而家超級市場 [Cantonese, trad.]
    阿妈寻日而家超级市场𩠌 [Cantonese, simp.]
    aa3 maa1 cam4 jat6 bou1 zo2 tong1. keoi5 ji4 gaa1 heoi3 zo2 ciu1 kap1 si5 coeng4 maai5 sung3. [Jyutping]
    My mum made soup yesterday. Now, she has gone grocery shopping in the supermarket.
    [Cantonese]  ―  sik6 zo2 zau6 mou5 [Jyutping]  ―  if you eat it there will not be any more
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Etymology 2[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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  1. A chant sound made while working.
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