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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Small seal script
咦-seal.svg

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 口大弓 (RKN), four-corner 65032, composition)

  1. exclamation of surprise

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 186, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3535
  • Dae Jaweon: page 405, character 30
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 614, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+54A6

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (32)
Final () (15)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/hiɪ/
Pan
Wuyun
/hi/
Shao
Rongfen
/xjɪ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/hi/
Li
Rong
/xi/
Wang
Li
/xi/
Bernard
Karlgren
/xi/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 14861
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*hril/

Definitions[edit]

  1. Used by itself to express confusion.
    鑰匙 / 钥匙  ―  , wǒ de yàoshi ne?  ―  Huh? Where is my key?
    怎麼這兒 / 怎么这儿  ―  , tā zěnme zài zhèr?  ―  Uh, why is he here?

Usage notes[edit]

咦 expresses a relatively neutral feeling.



Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(i, jae) (hangeul , , revised i, jae, McCune-Reischauer i, chae)

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