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U+56DE, 回
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-56DE

[U+56DD]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+56DF]
See also: , , , and

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
回-order.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 31 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 田口 (WR), four-corner 60600, composition)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 216, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 4690
  • Dae Jaweon: page 422, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 712, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+56DE

Chinese[edit]

trad. /
simp.
alt. forms
迴: “to circle; to return; to avoid”

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
回-bronze.svg 回-bigseal.svg 回-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*ɡuːl
*ɡuːl
*ɡuːl
*ɡuːl
*ɡuːl, *ɡuːls
*ɡuːl
*ɡuːl

Pictogram (象形): rotation (originally a spiral).

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (33)
Final () (42)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɦuʌi/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɦuoi/
Shao
Rongfen
/ɣuɒi/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ɦwəj/
Li
Rong
/ɣuᴀi/
Wang
Li
/ɣuɒi/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɣuɑ̆i/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
huí
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
huí
Middle
Chinese
‹ hwoj ›
Old
Chinese
/*[ɢ]ʷˤəj/
English go around

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 5443
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ɡuːl/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to turn around
  2. to return; to go back
  3. to reply; to respond; to answer
  4. to decline; to refuse; to avoid
  5. to redo; to do again
  6. Classifier for chapters.
  7. Classifier for number of occurrences of events: times
  8. Short for 回族 (Huízú, “the Hui ethnic group”).

Synonyms[edit]

  • (to return):
Dialectal synonyms of (“to return; to come or go back to”)
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese)
Mandarin Beijing
Taiwan
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Taishan
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian)
Liudui (S. Sixian)
Hsinchu (Hailu)
Dongshi (Dabu)
Zhuolan (Raoping)
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Min Nan Xiamen
Quanzhou
Zhangzhou
Taipei
Kaohsiung
Tainan
Taichung
Yilan
Lukang
Sanxia
Kinmen
Magong
Hsinchu
Chaozhou
Shantou

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. turn

Readings[edit]

See also[edit]

  • (this is the older spelling of at least some senses or homonyms)

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Counter[edit]

Kanji in this term
まわ(り)
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

‎(hiragana まわり, romaji -mawari)

  1. a turn, times around something

Etymology 2[edit]

Counter[edit]

‎(hiragana かい, romaji -kai)

  1. occurrences
  2. innings in baseball, games, rounds

Noun[edit]

Kanji in this term
かい
Grade: 2
on'yomi

‎(hiragana かい, romaji kai)

  1. time, occasion
  2. turn, round
  3. (baseball, softball) inning

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(hoe) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer hoe)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hồi, hòi)

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