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U+5509, 唉
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5509

[U+5508]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+550A]
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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 口戈人大 (RIOK), four-corner 63034, composition)

  1. alas
  2. exclamation of surprise or pain

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 192, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3701
  • Dae Jaweon: page 411, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 635, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+5509

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*qʰlɯː, *qɯː, *qrɯː, *qrɯːʔ
*qlɯː
*qɯː, *qʰrɯːs
*qɯː, *qʰlɯ
*qlɯːʔ, *qrɯː, *qrɯːʔ
*ŋrɯːʔ, *sɢrɯʔ
*sɢrɯʔ, *ɡlɯl
*sɢrɯʔ
*sɢrɯʔ
*qʰlɯ
*ɢlɯʔ

Pronunciation[edit]


Interjection[edit]

  1. interjection or grunt of agreement; yes; right

Pronunciation[edit]


Interjection[edit]

  1. alas

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. alas

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ae) (hangeul , revised ae, McCune-Reischauer ae, Yale ay)

  1. ask
  2. answer

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ai, hãy, hởi, hỡi, hễ, , hơi)

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