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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  +  (trunk)

Two trunks are of the same height. {not to confuse with 幵!}

Han character[edit]

(radical 55 +1, 4 strokes, cangjie input 一廿 (MT), composition)

  1. open
  2. initiate, begin, start

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

  • (graphically similar)

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Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping hoi1, Yale hoi1)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin kāi (kai1), Wade-Giles k'ai1)

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