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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 64 +13, 16 strokes, cangjie input 手口口木 (QRRD), four-corner 56094, composition)

  1. conduct, run, control, manage
  2. (slang) fuck
  • The usage of 操 as "fuck" did not arise until computer came into mainstream use; the character became used as a replacement for , as it was not available in older typefaces.

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 458, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 12806
  • Dae Jaweon: page 807, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1969, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+64CD

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (操), Pronunciation 1/3

Initial: 清 (14)
Final: 豪
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 七刀切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sʰɑu/ /t͡sʰɑu/ /t͡sʰɑu/ /t͡sʰɑu/ /t͡sʰaw/ /t͡sʰɑu/ /t͡sʰɑu/
Character (操), Pronunciation 2/3

Initial: 心 (16)
Final: 侯
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 蘇后切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/səuX/ /sə̯uX/ /suX/ /səuX/ /səwX/ /səuX/ /səuX/
Character (操), Pronunciation 3/3

Initial: 清 (14)
Final: 豪
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 七到切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sʰɑuH/ /t͡sʰɑuH/ /t͡sʰɑuH/ /t͡sʰɑuH/ /t͡sʰawH/ /t͡sʰɑuH/ /t͡sʰɑuH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
cāo ‹ tshawX › /*[tsʰ]ˤawʔ/ grasp (v.)
cāo ‹ tshawH › /*[tsʰ]ˤawʔ-s/ (what is grasped:) principles

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
16571 1 /*sʰaːw/
16575 1 /*sʰaːws/

Definitions[edit]

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. chastity
  2. fidelity
  3. honor
  4. faith

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(jo) (hangeul , revised jo, McCune-Reischauer cho, Yale co)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thao, tháo, thạo, xáo, thảo)

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