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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)

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

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (怪), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 皆
Division: II

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 古壞切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kɣuɛiH/ /kwăiH/ /kuɛiH/ /kʷɯæiH/ /kwəɨjH/ /kwɐiH/ /kuɐiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
guài ‹ kwɛjH › /*[k]ʷˤrə-s/ extraordinary

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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
7501 2 /*kruːds/

Definitions[edit]

  1. strange, unusual, peculiar
  2. to blame
  3. quite, rather

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(quái, quảy, quấy, quế)

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