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U+55BA, 喺
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-55BA

[U+55B9]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+55BB]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30, +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 口人竹火 (ROHF), composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 201, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): not present, would follow volume 1, page 657, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+55BA

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
alternative forms o係 Internet

𫪈

Glyph origin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]


Definitions[edit]

(Cantonese)

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) be ...-ing; in the middle of doing something (indicating an action in progress)
  2. to be located in/at
    而家香港 [Cantonese, trad. and simp.]
    ngo5 ji4 gaa1 hai2 hoeng1 gong2. [Jyutping]
    I am in Hong Kong now.
    邊度 / 边度 [Cantonese]  ―  nei5 hai2 bin1 dou6 aa3? [Jyutping]  ―  Where are you?
    入便 / 入便 [Cantonese]  ―  hai2 gaa3 ce1 jap6 bin6 [Jyutping]  ―  to be inside the car
  3. (located) in; at; within
    巴士站上車 [Cantonese, trad.]
    巴士站上车 [Cantonese, simp.]
    nei5 jiu3 hai2 baa1 si6-2 zaam6 soeng5 ce1. [Jyutping]
    You need to get on at the bus station.
  4. (temporal) in
    2012 [Cantonese]  ―  hai2 2012 [Jyutping]  ―  in 2012
  5. within; in
    英文 [Cantonese]  ―  hai2 jing1 man4 dou6 [Jyutping]  ―  within English

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Not to be confused with (hai6, “to be”).
  • While Mandarin (zài) can be used as a verb without an object (現在 "he is not here right now"), Cantonese must use 喺度 (而家喺度 "he is not here right now").

Compounds[edit]