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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

(radical 44 +4, 7 strokes, cangjie input 尸尸口 (SSR), four-corner 77227)

  1. bureau, office
  2. circumstance

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 300, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7653
  • Dae Jaweon: page 596, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 967, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+5C40

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping guk6, Yale guk6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 郵便局 (ゆうびんきょく, yūbinkyoku, post office)
  • 薬局 (やっきょく, yakkyoku, pharmacy)

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana つぼね, romaji tsubone)

  1. a court lady
  2. a room in a palace, especially for a lady

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana きょく, romaji kyoku)

  1. bureau, department
  2. channel such as on TV

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana きょく, romaji -kyoku)

  1. bureau

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(guk) (hangeul , revised guk, McCune-Reischauer kuk)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (ju2), (ji1), Wade-Giles chü2, chi1)


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ghiok)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(cục, cộc, cuộc, gục, ngúc)