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U+5622, 嘢
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5622

[U+5621]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5623]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30, +11, 14 strokes, cangjie input 口田土弓 (RWGN), composition)

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
alt. forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic .

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from (MC jiaX, “affirmation particle”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Definitions[edit]

(Cantonese)

  1. thing; matter (Classifier: )
    [Cantonese]  ―  Hou2 je5! [Jyutping]  ―  Good stuff! Hooray!
  2. stuff; goods; article (Classifier: )
  3. (derogatory) guy; fellow; devil (Classifier: ; )
  4. Classifier for occurrences of events.
    唔好但係 [Cantonese, trad.]
    唔好但系 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Giu3 zo2 keoi5 m4 hou2 zoi3 zeot1 ngaan5, daan6 hai6 keoi5 hai6 dou1 jiu3 cyut3 do1 gei2 je5 gaa3 wo3. [Jyutping]
    I told him to stop rubbing his eyes, but he still goes on rubbing it a few more times.

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 東西 (“thing, object”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 東西
Mandarin Beijing 東西
Jinan 東西
Xi'an 東西
Wuhan 東西家伙
Chengdu 東西
Yangzhou 東子東西
Hefei 東西
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Taishan
Yangjiang
Gan Nanchang 東西
Hakka Meixian 東西
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 東西
Liudui (S. Sixian) 東西
Hsinchu (Hailu) 東西
Dongshi (Dabu) 東西
Zhuolan (Raoping) 東西
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 物件
Jin Taiyuan 東西
Min Bei Jian'ou 物事
Min Dong Fuzhou
Min Nan Xiamen 物件
Quanzhou 物件
Zhangzhou 物件
Taipei 物件
Kaohsiung 物仔物件
Tainan 物仔物件
Taichung 物件
Hsinchu 物件
Lukang 物件
Sanxia 物件
Yilan 物仔物件
Kinmen 物件
Magong 物件
Philippines (Manila) 物件
Chaozhou 物件
Wu Shanghai 物事
Suzhou 物事
Wenzhou 物事物色名堂
Xiang Changsha 東西家伙
Shuangfeng 東西家伙

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