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U+5618, 嘘
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5618

[U+5617]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5619]
See also:

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*qʰraːs, *kʷraːɡ
*qʰral, *qʰrals, *qʰaː
*qʰra
*qʰra
*qʰras
*b·raː
*raː
*raː
*raː
*raː, *ra
*b·raː
*b·raː
*raː
*raː
*raː
*raː
*raː
*raː
*raː
*raː
*raː
*raː
*raː
*raː
*raː
*b·raː
*raː
*raː
*raːʔ
*raːʔ
*raːʔ
*raːʔ
*qʰaː, *qʰʷa, *qʰaː, *qʰʷa
*qʰaː
*qʰʷlaː
*qʰlaːʔ
*qʰlaːʔ
*qʰlaːʔ
*b·ra
*ra
*b·ra
*ra
*ra, *ras
*ra, *ras
*raʔ
*ras
*ras
*ras
*ras
*r̥ʰa
*kʰljaʔ, *kʰljas
*kas, *ɡa
*kas
*kas, *ɡa, *ɡaʔ
*kas, *ɡas
*kʰa, *qʰa
*kʰa
*ɡa
*ɡa, *ɡʷa
*ɡa
*ɡa, *ɡas, *ɡaɡ
*ɡa
*ɡaʔ
*ɡas
*ɡas
*qʰa, *qʰas
*qʰa
*qʰa
*qʰa
*pla
*kʰʷral
*ɡaɡ
*ɡaɡ
*ɡaɡ
*qʰʷraːɡ

Simplified from (). In current form (mouth) + .

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +11, 14 strokes, cangjie input 口卜心金 (RYPC), composition)

  1. exhale
  2. blow out
  3. deep sigh
  4. hiss
  5. praise

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

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

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. lie; falsehood

Readings[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Kanji in this term
うそ
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi

Noun[edit]

(hiragana うそ, katakana ウソ, rōmaji uso)

  1. a lie; a falsehood; a fallacy
     (うそ)をつくな。
    Uso o tsukuna.
    Don’t tell lies.
    • 1985 December 20, Watanabe, Taeko, “だい四十九 ぞく [Chapter 49: Family Ⅱ]”, in ファミリー! [Family!], volume 11 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-131841-X, page 76:
      ウソです!ウソにきまってるわ!
      Uso desu! Uso ni kimatteru wa!
      Nonsense! That’s just utter nonsense!
    • 2003 September 22, Uraku, Akinobu, “だい60 しょうじょけつ [Chapter 60: A Girl’s Resolve]”, in とうきょうアンダーグラウンド [Tokyo Underground] (fiction, in Japanese), Square Enix, ISBN 4-7575-1007-1, pages 24–25:
       (てき)であるオマエを (しん)じろと ()うのか?
      Teki de aru omae o shinjiro to iu no ka?
      You’re my opponent. Why would I believe you?
       (うそ) ()ってねェ! (しん)じてくれ
      Uso wa itte nē! Shinjite kure
      I’m telling the truth! Believe me

Interjection[edit]

(hiragana うそ, katakana ウソ, rōmaji uso)

  1. (slang) no way!; unbelievable!; get out of here!; shut up!

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Japanese, using uso is less inflammatory than calling something a lie in English; it is used similar to "No way!" or "Really!"

Derived terms[edit]