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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 口土土 (RGG), four-corner 64014, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 189, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3593
  • Dae Jaweon: page 408, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 611, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+54C7

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 佳
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 於佳切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɣɛ/ /ʔai/ /ʔɛ/ /ʔɯæ/ /ʔaɨj/ /ai/ /ʔæi/
Character (哇), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 影 (34)
Final: 麻
Division: II

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 烏瓜切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɣua/ /ʔwa/ /ʔua/ /ʔʷɯa/ /ʔwaɨ/ /wa/ /ʔua/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
4544 0 /*qreː/
4554 0 /*qʷraː/

Interjection[edit]

  1. (interjection indicating surprise or amazement) wow!, gee
    樣子 [MSC, trad.]
    样子 [MSC, simp.]
    Wa! Nǐ de yàngzǐ tài kù le! [Pinyin]
    Wow! You look terrific!

Noun[edit]

  1. (onomatopoeia) sound of child's crying
  2. (onomatopoeia) sound of vomiting

Particle[edit]

  1. sentence-final particle, Equivalent of (a). Only used after words ending in -u, -ao.

Synonyms[edit]

  • after -ng, ci, zi, si, chi, zhi, shi
  • after -a, -o, -e, -i, -ü
  • after -n

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(wa) (hangeul , revised wa, McCune-Reischauer wa)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(oa, )

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