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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
問-order.gif
Stroke order
(alternative)
問-aorder.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 日弓口 (ANR), four-corner 77607, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 195, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3814
  • Dae Jaweon: page 416, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4284, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+554F

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *mɯns): phonetic  ‎(OC *mɯːn) + semantic .

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (4)
Final: (59)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Closed
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: wèn
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/mɨunH/ /miunH/ /miuənH/ /munH/ /miuənH/ /mĭuənH/ /mi̯uənH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
wèn ‹ mjunH › /*C.mu[n]-s/ ask

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
8967 1 /*mɯns/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to ask; to enquire
  2. to investigate; to enquire into
  3. to blame; to criticise
  4. to intervene; to interfere
  5. to interrogate; to sentence
  6. to visit; to call on somebody
  7. question

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Counter[edit]

‎(hiragana もん, romaji -mon)

  1. questions, problems

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana とい, romaji toi)

  1. Alternative form of 問い

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(mun) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer mun)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(vấn, vắn, vắng, vẩn, vặn)

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