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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

This character was invented c. 1910, following the earlier 皮酒 as a transliteration of English beer and German Bier.[1] It is composed of a semantic (mouth) + phonetic . In addition to meaning "mouth", is also a common component used to indicate that a character is being used purely phonetically.

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 口竹田十 (RHWJ) or 口竹竹十 (RHHJ), four-corner 66040, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 196, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3878
  • Dae Jaweon: page 418, character 14
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 642, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+5564
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Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From English beer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Definitions[edit]

  1. beer
  2. (Hong Kong Cantonese) to drink beer
    今晚邊度 [Cantonese, trad.]
    今晚边度 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Gam1 maan5-1 heoi3 bin1 dou6 be1 jat1 be1 aa3? [Jyutping]
    Where are we going to drink beer tonight?

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bi, )

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