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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意): 𢆶 + 

Han character[edit]

(radical 52 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 女戈竹戈 (VIHI), four-corner 22253, composition𢆶)

Descendants[edit]

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 342, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9208
  • Dae Jaweon: page 652, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1095, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+5E7E

Chinese[edit]

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simp.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/4 2/4 3/4 4/4
Initial () (30) (28) (28) (30)
Final () (20) (20) (20) (20)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø) Rising (X) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open Open Open
Division () III III III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɡɨi/ /kɨi/ /kɨiX/ /ɡɨiH/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɡɨi/ /kɨi/ /kɨiX/ /ɡɨiH/
Shao
Rongfen
/ɡiəi/ /kiəi/ /kiəiX/ /ɡiəiH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/gɨj/ /kɨj/ /kɨjX/ /gɨjH/
Li
Rong
/ɡiəi/ /kiəi/ /kiəiX/ /ɡiəiH/
Wang
Li
/ɡĭəi/ /kĭəi/ /kĭəiX/ /ɡĭəiH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ge̯i/ /ke̯i/ /ke̯iX/ /ge̯iH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ kjɨj › ‹ kjɨjX ›
Old
Chinese
/*kəj/ /*kəjʔ/
English small; almost few; how many

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 # 1/4 2/4 3/4 4/4
No. 5795 5800 5804 5806
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 1 1 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kɯl/ /*kɯlʔ/ /*ɡɯl/ /*ɡɯls/

Definitions[edit]

  1. how much; how many
  2. (of number, time, date) what; which
    • 點鐘 / 点钟  ―  diǎnzhōng le?  ―  What time is it?
    • 今天 / 今天  ―  Jīntiān hào?  ―  What's the date today?
    • /   ―  hào?  ―  What's your number?
  3. a few; some; several
  4. almost
  5. (of numeral amounts) some; something; odd
    • 八十 / 八十  ―  bāshí nián  ―  eighty-something years; eighty-odd years
  6. (Cantonese) quite, rather, really, very, pretty

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Cantonese: quite) (tǐng)

See also[edit]

  • (, “small table”)
  • 多少 (duōshǎo)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 幾程 (ikuhodo): how many, how much
  • 幾つ (ikutsu): how old
  • 幾ら (ikura): how many
  • 幾人 (ikunin, ikutari): number of people
  • 幾何 (kika, ikubaku): geometry
  • 幾何学 (kikagaku): geometry (study of)

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana いく, romaji iku)

  1. some, several

Prefix[edit]

‎(hiragana いく, romaji iku-)

  1. how many, how much
    幾箱要 (いくはこい)りますか
    iku hako irimasu ka
    How many boxes do you want?
  2. some, several, having an indefinite number or quantity
    幾千 (いくせん) () (ひと)
    iku sen to iu hito
    Several thousands of people
  3. some, many, having a considerable number
    幾日 (いくにち) ()っていた
    iku nichi mo itte ita
    I was gone for many days

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(gi) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer ki)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, kỉ, ki)

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