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U+56BF, 嚿
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-56BF

[U+56BE]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+56C0]

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30, +18, 21 strokes, cangjie input 口廿人X (RTOX), composition)

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Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp. 𫩥
alt. forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (mouth; vernacular) + phonetic  (OC *ɡʷɯs).

Etymology[edit]

Bai (1980) derives this word from (MC ɡɨuX).

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Pronunciation[edit]

Definitions[edit]

  1. (Cantonese) Classifier for pieces or chunks.all nouns using this classifier
    / 𫩥 [Cantonese]  ―  jat1 gau6 nai4 [Jyutping]  ―  a clod of earth
    / 𫩥 [Cantonese]  ―  nei1 gau6 juk6 [Jyutping]  ―  this piece of meat
  2. (Cantonese, colloquial) Classifier for money: hundred dollars
    / 𫩥 [Cantonese]  ―  saam1 gau6 seoi2 [Jyutping]  ―  three hundred bucks
    呢度 [Cantonese, trad.]
    呢度𫩥 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Nei1 dou6 sik6 caan1 aan3 dou1 jiu3 gei2 gau6 gaa3. [Jyutping]
    Lunch costs a few hundred here.

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