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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 口手卜廿 (RQYT), four-corner 60018, composition)

  1. final particle of assertion

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 196, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3882
  • Dae Jaweon: page 418, character 17
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 636, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+5566

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

‎(Jyutping laa1, Yale la1)

Particle[edit]

  1. Placed at the end of a sentence in imperatives making it sound more like a request than an order.
    離開! [Cantonese, trad.]
    离开! [Cantonese, simp.]
    Lei4 hoi1! [Jyutping]
    Leave!
    離開 [Cantonese, trad.]
    离开 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Lei4 hoi1 laa1! [Jyutping]
    Leave (please)!

Alternative forms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The first sentence is very impersonal and straight forward, whilst the second has been softened down by the particle .
  • The particle is the Cantonese replacement for the Mandarin particle (ba).
  • The usage of this particle is usually spoken, but its written form can be used in some informal writing. With more formal settings of writing, the Mandarin particle (baa6) is used instead.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Particle[edit]

‎(Pinyin la)

  1. sentence-final particle, contraction of 了啊, indicating exclamation / particle placed after each item in a list of examples

Hanzi[edit]

‎(Pinyin )

  1. (onom.) sound of singing, cheering etc / (phonetic) / (dialect) to chat

References[edit]

  • in CEDICT on MDBG

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(lạp, láp)

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