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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

(radical 13 +10, 12 strokes, cangjie input 日尸十水 (ASJE), four-corner 60147, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 503, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14301
  • Dae Jaweon: page 877, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1516, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+6700

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *zloːds): semantic  + phonetic  ‎(OC *sʰloːʔ, *sʰloʔ).

Pronunciation[edit]



  • Dialectal data
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /t͡suei⁵¹/
Harbin /t͡suei⁵³/
Tianjin /t͡suei⁵³/
Jinan /t͡suei²¹/
Qingdao /t͡sue²¹³/
Zhengzhou /t͡suei³¹²/
Xi'an /t͡suei⁴⁴/
Xining /t͡suɨ²¹³/
Yinchuan /t͡suei¹³/
Lanzhou /t͡suei¹³/
Ürümqi /t͡suei²¹³/
Wuhan /t͡sei³⁵/
Chengdu /t͡suei¹³/
Guiyang /t͡suei²¹³/
Kunming /t͡suei²¹²/
Nanjing /t͡suəi⁴⁴/
Hefei /t͡se⁵³/
Jin Taiyuan /t͡suei⁴⁵/
Pingyao /t͡suei³⁵/
Hohhot /t͡suei⁵⁵/
Wu Shanghai /t͡se³⁵/
Suzhou /t͡se̞⁵¹³/
Hangzhou /t͡sz̩ʷei⁴⁴⁵/
Wenzhou /t͡sai⁴²/
Hui Shexian /t͡ɕye³²⁴/
Tunxi /t͡sə⁴²/
Xiang Changsha /t͡sei⁵⁵/
Xiangtan /t͡səi⁵⁵/
Gan Nanchang /t͡sui⁴⁵/
Hakka Meixian /t͡sui⁵³/
Taoyuan /t͡sui⁵⁵/
Cantonese Guangzhou /t͡søy³³/
Nanning /t͡sui³³/
Hong Kong /t͡søy³³/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /t͡sue²¹/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /t͡sɔy²¹²/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /t͡suɛ⁴²/
Shantou (Min Nan) /t͡sue²¹³/
Haikou (Min Nan) /t͡sui³⁵/

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (13)
Final () (26)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/t͡suɑiH/
Pan
Wuyun
/t͡sʷɑiH/
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡suɑiH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/t͡swajH/
Li
Rong
/t͡suɑiH/
Wang
Li
/t͡suɑiH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/t͡suɑiH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
zuì
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
zuì
Middle
Chinese
‹ tswajH ›
Old
Chinese
/*[ts]ˤot-s/
English collect; most

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 # 1/1
No. 10645
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
3
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*zloːds/

Definitions[edit]

  1. most; -est
      ―  zuìjiā  ―  optimal
  2. the most ... thing; the best
    世界  ―  shìjiè zhīzuì  ―  records of the world

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

‎(hiragana かなめ, romaji Kaname)

  1. A male given name [2]

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

‎(hiragana さい, romaji Sai)

  1. A female given name

Prefix[edit]

‎(hiragana さい, romaji sai-)

  1. most, greatest

References[edit]

  1. ^ 女の子の名前辞書 - Name Catalogue (Girls only), Retrieved 6 May 2013
  2. ^ 赤ちゃんの名前 好感度調査 - Baby Name Catalogue, Retrieved 6 May 2013

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(choe) (hangeul , revised choe, McCune-Reischauer ch'oe, Yale choy)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tối, tíu, tụi, tếu)

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