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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – two arrows, tied together to be straightened.

Later borrowed phonetically to mean “no”.

Han character[edit]

(radical 57 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 中中弓 (LLN), four-corner 55027)

  1. not, negative

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 356, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9708
  • Dae Jaweon: page 673, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 990, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+5F17

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping fat1, Yale fat1)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. Fluorine (likely a simplification of ).
  2. The dollar sign ($).

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(bul) (hangeul , revised bul, McCune-Reischauer pul, Yale pul)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (fu2), Wade-Giles fu2)

Usage notes[edit]

In modern Chinese, the characters () and (fǒu) are far more commonly used to mean “no”.


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ hut (hut4))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(phất)