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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

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

  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

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale chou1)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin cāo (cao1), cào (cao4), Wade-Giles ts'ao1, (slang): ts'ao4)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thao, tháo, thạo, xáo, thảo)