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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Ideogram (指事) – a hand counting; compare , , .

寸 寸 寸
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 41 +0, 3 strokes, cangjie input 木戈 (DI), four-corner 40300)

  1. An ancient length unit
  2. inch
  3. small, tiny
  4. radical number 41

Derived characters[edit]

Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 293, character 32
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7411
  • Dae Jaweon: page 581, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 503, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+5BF8

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping cyun3, Yale chyun3)

Romanization[edit]

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Jyutping cyun3, Yale chyun3, traditional and simplified )

  1. (Hong Kong) tsun, a traditional unit of length, legally defined as equal to 0.1 chek () or 0.0371475 metres ()
  2. (slang, North American Cantonese) an inch in Imperial units or US units

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Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ tshùn, Guangdong ts'un5, Hagfa Pinyim cun4)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana すん, romaji sun)

  1. sun (a Japanese length measurement equivalent to 10 bu () or approximately 3.03 cm)

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(chon)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: chon, McCune-Reischauer: ch'on, Yale: chon)
  • Name (hangeul): 마디 (revised: madi, McCune-Reischauer: madi, Yale: mati)

Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin cùn (cun4), Wade-Giles ts'un4)


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*tsuə̀n)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA tshùn (tshun3)

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thốn, dón, són, thuỗn, xốn)