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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 口田一女 (RWMV), four-corner 66032, composition)

  1. interjection to call attention
  2. hello (when answering the telephone)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 197, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3900
  • Dae Jaweon: page 418, character 34
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 653, character 15
  • Unihan data for U+5582

Chinese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This term, , is the simplified form of .)
Notes:

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Interjection[edit]

  1. (used to call attention) Hey!

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Interjection[edit]

  1. (used when answering the telephone) hello; who is this?

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(wi) (hangeul , revised wi, McCune-Reischauer wi, Yale wi)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(uy, ỏi, ói, ôi, òi, hôi, ổi, úi)

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