- 扌 (when used as a left Chinese radical)
手 (radical 64, 手+0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 手 (Q), four-corner 20500)
- Kangxi radical #64, ⼿.
- KangXi: page 416, character 28
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 11768
- Dae Jaweon: page 762, character 9
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1824, character 1
- Unihan data for U+624B
Pictogram (象形) – hand and fingers. The top stroke is the bent over middle finger, while the horizontal strokes are each two fingers. Compare 爪, 寸, 九.
Note that unlike the other hand/claw characters, 手 has consistently had five fingers: a mammalian/human hand, as opposed to the three digits often found in the others.
Compare also 止 (“foot”), derived from a footprint, originally composed of 3 toes and a sole.
- hand (Classifier: 隻／只 m c; 雙／双 m c; 對／对 c)
- expert; master
- -ist; -er
- convenient; handy
― mobile phone
- Classifier for transactions.
- (Min Nan) luck in gambling
- 手掌 (shǒuzhǎng, “palm”)
- 手指 (shǒuzhǐ, “finger”)
- 手腕 (shǒuwàn, “wrist”)
- 胳膊 (gēbo, “arm”)
(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)
手 (hiragana て, rōmaji te)
- paw, foreleg
- way of doing something, means
- Sono te ga atta ka.
- You could do it that way too?
- Kau no mo hitotsu no te de aru.
- Another thing you could do is buy it.
- (board games) a move; a play
2002 March 9, Hotta, Yumi; Obata, Takeshi, “第131局 試される伊角 [Game 131: Isumi’s Endeavor]”, in ヒカルの碁 [Hikaru’s Go], volume 16 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shueisha, →ISBN, page 54:
- Mada sonna te ga nokotteta—— Tōryō wa hayasugita
- There’s still that move—— I gave up too soon
手 (hiragana て, rōmaji -te)
- one who does something; -ist; -er
手 (eumhun 손 수 (son su))
手: Hán Việt readings: thủ (書九切)
手: Nôm readings: thủ
- Hán tự form of thủ (“hand”).