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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *kruːʔ): semantic  + phonetic  ‎(OC *kaːw)

Han character[edit]

(radical 64 +10, 13 strokes, cangjie input 手卜口月 (QYRB), four-corner 50027, composition)

  1. to clear, clarify

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 447, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 12489
  • Dae Jaweon: page 798, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1935, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+641E

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]



  • Dialectal data
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /kɑu²¹⁴/
Harbin /kau²¹³/
Tianjin /kɑu¹³/
Jinan /kɔ⁵⁵/
Qingdao /kɔ⁵⁵/
Zhengzhou /kau⁵³/
Xi'an /kau⁵³/
Xining /kɔ⁵³/
Yinchuan /kɔ⁵³/
Lanzhou /kɔ⁴⁴²/
Ürümqi /kɔ⁵¹/
Wuhan /kau⁴²/
Chengdu /kau⁵³/
Guiyang /kao⁴²/
Kunming /kɔ⁵³/
Nanjing /kɔo²¹²/
Hefei /kɔ²⁴/
Jin Taiyuan /kau⁵³/
Pingyao /kɔ⁵³/
Hohhot /kɔ⁵³/
Wu Shanghai /gɔ²³/
Suzhou /gæ³¹/
Hangzhou /kɔ⁵³/
Wenzhou /kɜ³⁵/
Hui Shexian /kɔ³⁵/
Tunxi /ko²⁴/
Xiang Changsha /kau⁴¹/
Xiangtan /kaɯ⁴²/
Gan Nanchang /kɑu²¹³/
Hakka Meixian /kau³¹/
Taoyuan
Cantonese Guangzhou /kau³⁵/
Nanning /kau³⁵/
Hong Kong /kau³⁵/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /kau⁵³/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /kau³²/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /kau²¹/
Shantou (Min Nan) /kau⁵³/
Haikou (Min Nan) /kau²¹³/

Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 3756
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kruːʔ/
Notes

Verb[edit]

  1. to do
  2. to work in, to be engaged in
  3. to make, to produce
  4. to manage, to take care of
  5. to get, to get hold of
  6. to set up, to organize
  7. (slang) to have sex, to fuck

References[edit]

  • in CEDICT on MDBG

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(cào, cạo, cảo, xao, quào)

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