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U+54AA, 咪
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-54AA

[U+54A9]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+54AB]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30, +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 口火木 (RFD), four-corner 69094, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 186, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3541
  • Dae Jaweon: page 405, character 35
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 622, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+54AA

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (mouth; speech) + phonetic  (OC *miːʔ).

Etymology 1[edit]

simp. and trad.

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. meow
  2. sound used to call a cat
Compounds[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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Particularly: “all contraction of 唔係 (m4 hai6)?”

Pronunciation[edit]

Definitions[edit]

(Cantonese)

  1. When used with (lo1) at the end of a phrase, used to spell out something obvious.
  2. When used with (lo1) or rising intonation at the end of a phrase, used to connect a condition to a result or suggestion.
  3. Used as the negative of (hai6) when asking a question.

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Definitions[edit]

(Cantonese)

  1. (imperative) don't
Synonyms[edit]
Dialectal synonyms of (“do not”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese , 1, ,
Formal (Written Standard Chinese)
Mandarin Beijing , 別價
Taiwan , 不要
Harbin
Jinan , 別價, 甭價, 不要
Muping
Luoyang , ,
Wanrong , 不要
Xi'an , 不敢
Xining
Xuzhou ,
Lanzhou 不要
Ürümqi
Wuhan 1,
Chengdu 1, 不要,
Guiyang 不要
Liuzhou 1, 莫要
Yangzhou 1, 不要
Nanjing 不要
Hefei , 不要
Cantonese Guangzhou , 唔好
Hong Kong , 唔好
Hong Kong (San Tin Weitou) 唔好
Shunde
Zhongshan (Shiqi)
Doumen (Shangheng Tanka) 唔好
Taishan 唔好
Kaiping (Chikan) 唔好
Dongguan , 唔好
Shaoguan
Yunfu , 唔好
Yangjiang 1, 無好
Xinyi
Lianjiang
Nanning 冇要
Kuala Lumpur
Gan Nanchang 1
Lichuan 毋要, 不要
Pingxiang 不要
Hakka Meixian 1, 毋愛, 毋好
Xingning 毋愛
Huidong (Daling) 毋好
Qujiang 毋好
Lianshan (Xiaosanjiang) 毋好
Changting 毋要
Liancheng 毋要
Ninghua 毋要
Yudu 毋要, 毋敢
Ruijin 毋要
Shicheng 毋要
Shangyou 毋要
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 毋好
Liudui (S. Sixian) 毋好
Hsinchu (Hailu) 毋好
Dongshi (Dabu) 毋好
Hsinchu (Raoping) 毋好
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 毋好
Hong Kong 毋好
Sabah 毋愛
Senai 毋好
Huizhou Jixi 不要,
Shexian 不要,
Tunxi 不要,
Jin Taiyuan 不要, 不敢
Xinzhou 不要, ,
Min Bei Jian'ou 伓敢, 伓讓, 1
Min Dong Fuzhou 伓通, 1
Fuqing 伓通
Matsu 1
Min Nan Xiamen 毋通, 毋愛, 2
Quanzhou 毋通, 毋愛
Zhangzhou 毋通, 2
Taipei 2
Kaohsiung 2
Tainan 2
Lukang 2
Sanxia 莫去
Yilan 毋通, 2
Penang 2, 毋通
Pingnan
Chaozhou , 2
Shantou , 2
Haifeng 2
Johor Bahru
Haikou 無用, 2, 無莫
Leizhou 無地
Pinghua Nanning 冇要
Wu Shanghai 勿要, 𧟰
Suzhou 𧟰
Hangzhou
Wenzhou 𧟰
Chongming 𧟰
Danyang 弗要, 𫸻
Jinhua 𫸻, 弗要, 弗用
Ningbo
Xiang Changsha 1, 不要
Shuangfeng 1
Loudi 不要, 1
Quanzhou

Etymology 4[edit]

Borrowed from English microphone or mic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Definitions[edit]

(Cantonese, Hakka)

  1. Short for 咪高峰 (“microphone”). (Classifier: )
Synonyms[edit]
Dialectal synonyms of 傳聲器 (“microphone”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 傳聲器, 微音器, 擴音器
Mandarin Beijing 話筒, , 麥克風
Taiwan 麥克風, 話筒
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong , 咪高峰
Hakka Meixian , 麥克風, 話筒
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 麥克
Liudui (S. Sixian) 麥克
Hsinchu (Hailu) 麥克
Dongshi (Dabu) 麥克, 放送頭
Hsinchu (Raoping) 麥克
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 麥克
Min Nan Xiamen 麥克風, 話筒
Taipei 麥克, 麥克風
Chaozhou 麥克風
Shantou 麥克風
Wu Shanghai 麥克風, 話筒
Wenzhou 話筒,

Etymology 5[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Definitions[edit]

  1. Only used in 咪唑 (mǐzuò, “imidazole”).

Etymology 6[edit]

Borrowed from English mile.

Pronunciation[edit]

Definitions[edit]

  1. (obsolete or Cantonese) mile
  2. (Cantonese, informal) mile per hour
  3. (Cantonese, informal) kilometre per hour

Etymology 7[edit]

simp. and trad.
variant forms
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Pronunciation[edit]

Definitions[edit]

(Cantonese)

  1. to study hard

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 8[edit]

simp. and trad.
variant forms

Pronunciation[edit]

Definitions[edit]

(Cantonese)

  1. to peel with a knife
  2. to pinch (with fingernails)

Etymology 9[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“metre”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

Etymology 10[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“the call of a sheep”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. baa (bleating of a sheep)
  2. meter

Readings[edit]

  • Go-on: (mi)
  • Kan-on: (bi)
  • Kun: メートル (mētoru, )

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(mi) (hangeul , revised mi, McCune–Reischauer mi)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(mễ)

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