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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
奏-bronze.svg 奏-bigseal.svg 奏-seal.svg

Han character[edit]

(radical 37 +6, 9 strokes, cangjie input 手大竹大 (QKHK), four-corner 50430, composition𡗗)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 251, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5915
  • Dae Jaweon: page 512, character 14
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 537, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+594F

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]



  • Dialectal data
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /t͡sou⁵¹/
Harbin /t͡sou⁵³/
Tianjin /t͡sou⁵³/
Jinan /t͡sou²¹/
Qingdao /t͡sou⁴²/
Zhengzhou /t͡sou³¹²/
Xi'an /t͡sou⁴⁴/
Xining /t͡sɯ²¹³/
Yinchuan /t͡səu¹³/
Lanzhou /t͡sou¹³/
Ürümqi /tɤu²¹³/
Wuhan /t͡səu³⁵/
Chengdu /t͡səu¹³/
Guiyang /t͡səu²¹³/
Kunming /t͡səu²¹²/
Nanjing /t͡səɯ⁴⁴/
Hefei /t͡sɯ⁵³/
Jin Taiyuan /t͡səu⁴⁵/
Pingyao /t͡səu³⁵/
Hohhot /t͡səu⁵⁵/
Wu Shanghai /t͡sɤ³⁵/
Suzhou /t͡sɤ⁵¹³/
Hangzhou /t͡sei⁴⁴⁵/
Wenzhou /t͡sau⁴²/
Hui Shexian /t͡so³²⁴/
Tunxi /t͡siu⁴²/
Xiang Changsha /t͡səu⁵⁵/
Xiangtan /t͡səɯ⁵⁵/
Gan Nanchang /t͡sɛu⁴⁵/
Hakka Meixian /t͡seu⁵³/
Taoyuan /t͡seu⁵⁵/
Cantonese Guangzhou /t͡sɐu³³/
Nanning /t͡sɐu³³/
Hong Kong /t͡sɐu³³/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /t͡sɔ²¹/
/t͡sau²¹/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /t͡sɑu²¹²/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /t͡se³³/
Shantou (Min Nan) /zau²¹³/
Haikou (Min Nan) /t͡sɔu³⁵/

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (13)
Final () (137)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/t͡səuH/
Pan
Wuyun
/t͡səuH/
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡səuH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/t͡səwH/
Li
Rong
/t͡suH/
Wang
Li
/t͡səuH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/t͡sə̯uH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
zòu
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
zòu
Middle
Chinese
‹ tsuwH ›
Old
Chinese
/*tsˤo(ʔ)-s/
English bring forward; perform (music)

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. 17908
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ʔsoːs/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to play (music)
  2. memorialize an emperor
  3. report

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ju) (hangeul , revised ju, McCune-Reischauer chu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tấu, táu, tâu, thần)

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