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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (heart) + phonetic  – nature, personal quality, hence of the heart.

Han character[edit]

(radical 61 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 心竹手一 (PHQM), four-corner 95010, composition)

  1. nature, character
  2. sex, gender

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping sing3, Yale sing3)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. one's nature
  2. characteristic
  3. sex, gender
  4. content

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana せい, romaji sei)

  1. sex, gender
  2. (grammar) gender

Synonyms[edit]

(hiragana さが, romaji saga)

Synonyms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana せい, romaji -sei)

  1. -ity, -ness, the nature of quality or something

(hiragana しょう, romaji -shō)

  1. nature of something

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(seong) (hangeul , revised seong, McCune-Reischauer sŏng, Yale seng)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin xìng (xing4), Wade-Giles hsing4)

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tính, dính, tánh)