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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
它-bw.png

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Bamboo and silk script Large seal script Small seal script
它-oracle.svg 它-bronze.svg 它-silk.svg 它-bigseal.svg 它-seal.svg

Pictogram (象形): a snake. Later borrowed for the then-homophonous third-person pronoun ("he/she/it"). Today is used for "he" and for "she". "Snake" is now written as the derivative .

Han character[edit]

(radical 40 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 十心 (JP), four-corner 30711, composition)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 281, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7057
  • Dae Jaweon: page 551, character 14
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 910, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+5B83

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (6)
Final () (94)
Tone (調) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/tʰɑ/
Pan
Wuyun
/tʰɑ/
Shao
Rongfen
/tʰɑ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/tʰa/
Li
Rong
/tʰɑ/
Wang
Li
/tʰɑ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/tʰɑ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
tuō
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ tha ›
Old
Chinese
/*l̥ˤaj/
English another

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. 12210
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*l̥ʰaːl/

Pronoun[edit]

  1. (inanimate object, animal) it
    所以我們 / 饿所以我们  ―  Gǒu è le, suǒyǐ wǒmen wèi .  ―  The dog was hungry, so we fed it.
    通過遙控工作 / 通过遥控工作  ―  tōngguò yáokòng gōngzuò.  ―  It works by remote control.

See also[edit]

Standard Chinese personal pronouns
Person Singular Plural
1st () 我們我们 (wǒmen)
inclusive 咱們咱们 (zánmen)
2nd male/indefinite () 你們你们 (nǐmen)
female () 妳們你们 (nǐmen)
deity () 祢們祢们 (nǐmen)
polite (nín) 你們你们 (nǐmen)
您們您们 (nínmen)
3rd male/indefinite () 他們他们 (tāmen)
female () 她們她们 (tāmen)
deity () 祂們祂们 (tāmen)
animal () 牠們它们 (tāmen)
inanimate 它們它们 (tāmen)
  • (Classical Chinese, gender and number neutral - he, she, it, they) ()
  • (Min Nan, Wu, gender neutral - he, she, it) ()
  • (Cantonese, gender neutral - he, she, it) (), ()
  • () he, him
  • it
  • () he (deity)
  • () it (animal)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tha, , đà)

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