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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic ; the sound "guai".

Han character[edit]

(radical 61 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 心水土 (PEG), four-corner 97014, composition)

  1. adj. - strange, unusual, peculiar
  2. v. - to blame

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 382, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 10483
  • Dae Jaweon: page 711, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2288, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+602A

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping gwaai3, Yale gwaai3)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(goe) (hangeul , revised goe, McCune-Reischauer koe, Yale koy)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin guài (guai4), Wade-Giles kuai4)


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*guæ̀i)


Vietnamese[edit]

Quái trong quái vật, quái thú, quái quỷ

Han character[edit]

(quái, quảy, quấy, quế)