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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

(meaning: mouth) + (phonetic: a).

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 口弓中口 (RNLR), four-corner 61020, composition)

  1. exclamatory particle

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping aa1, aa2, aa3, aa4, Yale a1, a2, a3, a4)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ o (o1), ó (o2), Guangdong o1 [Meixian, Bao'an, Kwangtung], o1, a1 [Hailu, Siyan], Hagfa Pinyim o2, o3)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

  1. love

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin ā
Zhuyin
IPA (key) /ˀa̠⁵⁵/
Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin a
Zhuyin ㄚ˙
IPA (key) /ˀa̠/
Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin ǎ
Zhuyin ㄚˇ
IPA (key) /ˀa̠²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/
Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin á
Zhuyin ㄚˊ
IPA (key) /ˀa̠³⁵/
Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin à
Zhuyin ㄚˋ
IPA (key) /ˀa̠⁵¹/

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin ā (a1), á (a2), ǎ (a3), à (a4), a (a5), Wade-Giles a1, a2, a3, a4, a)

Interjection[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin ā)

  1. used by itself to express surprise; ah, oh, ha
    !我又赢了!Ā! Wǒ yòu yíng le!Ha! I've won again!

Interjection[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin ǎ)

  1. (indicating puzzled surprise) what? oh? huh?
    !真有这事儿?Ǎ! Zhēn yǒu zhè shìr? — What? Is that really so?

Interjection[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin á)

  1. (indicating doubt or questioning) what?, huh?, eh
    ?你说什么?Á? Nǐ shuō shénme? — Huh, what did you say?

Interjection[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin à)

  1. (indicating agreement/approval) ah
    ,好吧。À, hǎo ba. — Well, OK.

Particle[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin a)

  1. placed at the end of a sentence to express surprise; softens the request; indicates approval; indicates enthusiasm; used in enumerations, for confirmation (often untranslated)
    多好天儿Duō hǎo tiānr a! — What a fine day!
    谢谢Xièxiè a — Thanks
    老王,这可不行Lǎo Wáng a, zhè kě bùxíng a! — Wang, this won't do!
    ,书,表,我都丢了。Qián a, shū a, biǎo a, wǒ dōu diū le. — Money, books, watch, I lost everything.
    你不来Nǐ bù lái a? — So you're not coming?

Usage notes[edit]

Only used after words ending in -ng, ci, zi, si, chi, zhi, shi. See , , , [[]] .

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Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ a (a1))

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

(traditional and simplified, POJ a)

  1. ah; oh

Usage notes[edit]

  • placed at the end of a sentence, or used by itself to express surprise.

References[edit]

  • "" (in Taiwanese/English), On-line Taiwanese/Mandarin Dictionary (台文/華文線頂辭典). URL accessed on 2011-01-29.

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(a, à, )