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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 口竹木火 (RHDF), four-corner 69080, composition)

  1. wailing of a child
  2. chirp

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 197, character 7
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3892
  • Dae Jaweon: page 418, character 27
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 656, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+557E

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

‎(Jyutping zau1, Yale jau1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(chu) (hangeul , revised chu, McCune-Reischauer ch'u)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

‎(Pinyin jiū (jiu1), Wade-Giles chiu1)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • This character is used in the Poem of Mulan to represent the noise of the horses when Mulan arrives at the military camp. In the version published in The Flowering Plum and the Palace Lady: Interpretations of Chinese Poetry, by Han H. Frankel, Yale University Press (1976), this is transcribed as tsiu-tsiu.
  • According to the Tower of Babel database, the Middle Chinese pronunciation of the character was chjəw.[1]

References[edit]

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Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*tziou)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thu, tu)

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