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U+627E, 找
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-627E

[U+627D]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+627F]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
7 strokes

Han character[edit]

(radical 64, +4, 7 strokes, cangjie input 手戈 (QI), four-corner 53050, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 419, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 11851
  • Dae Jaweon: page 766, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1835, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+627E

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*ʔsruː, *ʔsruːʔ, *ʔsruːs
*ʔsruːʔ
*ʔsruːʔ, *ʔsruːs
*ʔsruːʔ

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *ʔsruːʔ): semantic  (hand) + phonetic  (OC *koːl).

Originally a variant form of . Borrowed to mean a similar action.(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

The popular interpretation as a hand () looking for a halberd () is a mnemonic and not the origin of the character.

Etymology 1[edit]

simp. and trad.
variant forms “to seek”

Both “to seek” and “to give change” senses are attested since the Ming dynasty. The etymology is uncertain and it is unclear whether both senses are of the same origin. Compare (zhuǎ) and (zhuā).

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • chāu/chǎu - vernacular;
  • cháu - literary.
  • Wu
  • Xiang

  • Zhengzhang system (2003)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    No. 17661
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    1
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*ʔsruːʔ/
    Notes

    Definitions[edit]

    1. to look for; to seek
      決定出去食物 [MSC, trad.]
      决定出去食物 [MSC, simp.]
      Tā juédìng chūqù zhǎo shíwù. [Pinyin]
      He decided to go out to search for food.
      沙發後面 [MSC, trad.]
      沙发后面 [MSC, simp.]
      zhǎo guò shāfā hòumiàn le ma? [Pinyin]
      Have you looked behind the sofa?
    2. to ask for somebody; to call on somebody
      /   ―  Yǒu rén lái zhǎo wǒ ma?  ―  Did anybody ask for me?
    3. to give change
      不用  ―  Bùyòng zhǎo le.  ―  Keep the change.
      /   ―  Zhè shì zhǎo nǐ de qián.  ―  Here is your change.
      [Cantonese, trad.]
      [Cantonese, simp.]
      Zaau2 faan1 nei5 saam1 go3 luk6. [Jyutping]
      $3.60 is your change.
    4. to make up (a deficiency)
    Synonyms[edit]
    Dialectal synonyms of (“to look for, to seek, to search for”) [map]
    Variety Location Words
    Classical Chinese ,
    Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 尋找
    Mandarin Beijing
    Taiwan
    Jinan
    Xi'an ,
    Wuhan ,
    Chengdu
    Yangzhou
    Hefei
    Cantonese Guangzhou
    Hong Kong
    Taishan
    Yangjiang
    Gan Nanchang
    Hakka Meixian
    Miaoli (N. Sixian)
    Liudui (S. Sixian)
    Hsinchu (Hailu)
    Dongshi (Dabu)
    Hsinchu (Raoping)
    Yunlin (Zhao'an)
    Jin Taiyuan ,
    Min Bei Jian'ou
    Min Dong Fuzhou ,
    Min Nan Xiamen
    Quanzhou
    Zhangzhou
    Taipei
    Kaohsiung
    Tainan
    Taichung
    Hsinchu
    Lukang
    Sanxia
    Yilan
    Kinmen
    Magong
    Penang
    Philippines (Manila)
    Chaozhou
    Shantou
    Wu Suzhou
    Wenzhou
    Xiang Changsha
    Shuangfeng

    Compounds[edit]

    See also[edit]

    Etymology 2[edit]

    For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“to row; to paddle”).
    (This character, , is a variant form of .)

    Japanese[edit]

    Kanji[edit]

    (uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

    1. to look for
    2. to seek
    3. to make change

    Readings[edit]

    • On (unclassified): (ka), (ge), そう (sō)
    • Kun: さおさす (saosasu), たずねる (tazuneru)

    Korean[edit]

    Hanja[edit]

    (jo) (hangeul )

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    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    (trảo, hoa, quơ, chết,)

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