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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 64 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 手木田火 (QDWF), four-corner 55096, composition)

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *kreːnʔ, *ɡ·reːns):  ‎(hands) + .

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Initial () (28) (37)
Final () (73) (85)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () II IV
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kˠɛnX/ /lenH/
Pan
Wuyun
/kᵚænX/ /lenH/
Shao
Rongfen
/kænX/ /lɛnH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kəɨnX/ /lɛnH/
Li
Rong
/kɛnX/ /lenH/
Wang
Li
/kænX/ /lienH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kănX/ /lienH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
jiǎn liàn
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
jiǎn
Middle
Chinese
‹ kɛnX ›
Old
Chinese
/*kˤr[a]nʔ/
English select

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
Reading # 1/2 2/2
No. 6137 6145
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2 2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kreːnʔ/ /*ɡ·reːns/
Notes

Definitions[edit]

  1. (literary or regional) to choose; to pick
  2. to get; to obtain
  3. Alternative form of (jiǎn, “to pick up”).

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of (“to choose”)
Variety Location Words
Classical Classical
Mandarin Beijing 選擇
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Taishan
Min Nan Xiamen

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(gan, yeon) (hangeul , , revised gan, yeon, McCune-Reischauer kan, yŏn, Yale kan, yen)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(gióng, giáng, giản, kiêm)

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