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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 口一一口 (RMMR), X口一一口 (XRMMR), four-corner 61061, composition)

  1. hold in mouth
  2. bite

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 193, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3741
  • Dae Jaweon: page 413, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 627, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+5514

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Etymology 1[edit]

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Particularly: “Any relation to Min Nan ?”

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (non-standard) m

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

  1. (Cantonese) Put before a verb to make it negative.
    好意思記得 [Guangzhou Cantonese, trad.]
    好意思记得 [Guangzhou Cantonese, simp.]
    M4 hou2 ji3 si1, ngo5 m4 gei3 dak1. [Jyutping]
    Sorry, I don't remember.
    知道游水池邊度 [Guangzhou Cantonese, trad.]
    知道游水池边度 [Guangzhou Cantonese, simp.]
    Nei5 zi1 m4 zi1 dou3 jau4 seoi2 ci4 hai2 bin1 dou6 aa3? [Jyutping]
    Do you know where the swimming pool is?
  2. (Cantonese) Particle of hesitation, of thinking.
    ……不如餐廳 [Guangzhou Cantonese, trad.]
    ……不如餐厅 [Guangzhou Cantonese, simp.]
    M4 ...... Bat1 jyu4 heoi3 go2 gaan1 caan1 teng1 aa1! [Jyutping]
    Well... let's go to that restaurant!
  3. (Cantonese) Particle of agreement.
    噉樣?」「。」 [Guangzhou Cantonese, trad.]
    噉样?”“。” [Guangzhou Cantonese, simp.]
    "gam2 joeng6 2 dak1 m4 dak1 aa3?" "m4 ." [Jyutping]
    "Is this OK?" "Uh-huh."

Usage notes[edit]

  • Cantonese is the direct equivalent of Modern Standard Chinese's , but there are some fixed phrases where cannot be substituted with . For example, 不可以 is equivalent to 唔可以 but 不如 cannot become *唔如.
  • See also 不#Usage notes.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (literary, MSC)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

  1. An expression of permission or surprise; hmm

Syllable[edit]

  1. transliteration for /u/

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ngô)

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