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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
會-order.gif

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (based on the large seal script form of the character)

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
會-oracle.svg 會-bronze.svg 會-bigseal.svg 會-seal.svg

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  +  - a lid on top of an ancient double boiler.

Han character[edit]

(radical 73 +9, 13 strokes, cangjie input 人一田日 (OMWA), four-corner 80606)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 503, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14306
  • Dae Jaweon: page 878, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1524, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+6703

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Etymology[edit]

All the pronunciations are ultimately cognate, derived from a root meaning "to join, to come together ~ to meet, to gather ~ to match, to fit ~ to understand". Perhaps related to (, “to match”) ~ (gài, “lid”).

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Dialectal pronunciations ()
Variety Location 會 (開)
Mandarin Beijing /xuei⁵¹/
Harbin /xuei⁵³/
Tianjin /xuei⁵³/
Jinan /xuei²¹/
Qingdao /xue⁴²/
Zhengzhou /xuei³¹²/
Xi'an /xuei⁴⁴/
Xining /xuɨ²¹³/
Yinchuan /xuei¹³/
Lanzhou /xuei¹³/
Ürümqi /xuei²¹³/
Wuhan /xuei³⁵/
Chengdu /xuei¹³/
Guiyang /xuei²¹³/
Kunming /xuei²¹²/
Nanjing /xuəi⁴⁴/
Hefei /xue⁵³/
Jin Taiyuan /xuei⁴⁵/
Pingyao /xuæ³⁵/
Hohhot /xuei⁵⁵/
Wu Shanghai /ɦue¹³/
Suzhou /ɦue̞³¹/
Hangzhou /ɦui¹³/
Wenzhou /vai²²/
Hui Shexian /xuɛ²²/
/uɛ²²/
Tunxi /xuə¹¹/
Xiang Changsha /fei⁵⁵/
/fei¹¹/
Xiangtan /ɸəi²¹/
Gan Nanchang /fɨi²¹/
Hakka Meixian /fi⁵³/
Taoyuan /fui⁵⁵/
Cantonese Guangzhou /wui³⁵/
Nanning /wui²²/
Hong Kong /wui³⁵/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /hue²²/
/e²²/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /huɔi²⁴²/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /xo⁴⁴/
Shantou (Min Nan) /hue³⁵/
Haikou (Min Nan) /hui³³/
/ɔi³³/ ~做
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (33)
Final: (26)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Closed
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: huì
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɦuɑiH/ /ɦʷɑiH/ /ɣuɑiH/ /ɦwajH/ /ɣuɑiH/ /ɣuɑiH/ /ɣuɑiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
huì ‹ hwajH › /*m-kˤop-s/ meeting; have a meeting

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
5507 3 /*ɡoːbs/

Definitions[edit]

  1. union, group, association   (Classifier: )
    • /   ―  shèhuì  ―  society
    • /   ―  bānghuì  ―  secret society, underworld gang
  2. a place where people meet; an economic or political centre; city, town
  3. occasion, opportunity, chance
  4. to understand, to grasp
    • /   ―  huì  ―  to misunderstand; misunderstanding
  5. lid, cover
  6. to match, to conform
  7. to marry
  8. to copulate
  9. to gather, to assemble
  10. to meet, to rendezvous
  11. meeting, gathering   (Classifier: ; )
    1. Especially, meetings of sovereigns of their deputies in ancient China to form alliances.
      • /   ―  huì  ―  gathering, party
      • /   ―  ménghuì  ―  meeting of sovereigns
  12. rhythm, cadence
    • /   ―  jiéhuì  ―  rhythm of a musical piece

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (33)
Final: (26)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Closed
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: huì
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɦuɑiH/ /ɦʷɑiH/ /ɣuɑiH/ /ɦwajH/ /ɣuɑiH/ /ɣuɑiH/ /ɣuɑiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
huì ‹ hwajH › /*m-kˤop-s/ meeting; have a meeting

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
5507 3 /*ɡoːbs/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to know how to perform a task, can, be able to
  2. to be possible; can
    污染使氣喘加重 / 污染使气喘加重  ―  Wūrǎn huì shǐ qìchuǎn jiāzhòng.  ―  Pollution can aggravate asthma.
  3. will, to be likely to, to be sure to

Pronunciation 3[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (33)
Final: (26)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Closed
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: huì
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɦuɑiH/ /ɦʷɑiH/ /ɣuɑiH/ /ɦwajH/ /ɣuɑiH/ /ɣuɑiH/ /ɣuɑiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
huì ‹ hwajH › /*m-kˤop-s/ meeting; have a meeting

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
5507 3 /*ɡoːbs/

Definitions[edit]

  1. moment

Pronunciation 4[edit]


Dialectal pronunciations ()
Variety Location 會 (計)
Mandarin Beijing /kʰuai⁵¹/
Harbin /kʰuai⁵³/
Tianjin /kʰuai⁵³/
Jinan /kʰuɛ²¹/
Qingdao /kʰuɛ⁴²/
Zhengzhou /kʰuai³¹²/
Xi'an /kʰuai⁵³/
Xining /kʰuɛ⁵³/
Yinchuan /kʰuɛ¹³/
Lanzhou /kʰuɛ¹³/
Ürümqi /kʰuai²¹³/
Wuhan /kʰuai³⁵/
Chengdu /kʰuai¹³/
Guiyang /kʰuai⁴²/
Kunming /kʰuæ²¹²/
Nanjing /kʰuae⁴⁴/
Hefei /kʰue̞⁵³/
Jin Taiyuan /kʰuai⁴⁵/
Pingyao /kʰuæ³⁵/
Hohhot /kʰuɛ⁵⁵/
Wu Shanghai /kʰue³⁵/
Suzhou /kʰue̞⁵¹³/
Hangzhou /kʰui⁴⁴⁵/
Wenzhou /kai⁴²/
Hui Shexian /kʰuɛ³²⁴/
/kuɛ³²⁴/
Tunxi /kʰua⁴²/
Xiang Changsha /kʰuai⁵⁵/
Xiangtan /kʰuai⁵⁵/
Gan Nanchang /kʰuai²¹³/
Hakka Meixian /kʰuai⁵³/
Taoyuan /fui⁵⁵/
Cantonese Guangzhou /wui²²/
Nanning /wui²²/
Hong Kong /kʰui³⁵/
/wui²²/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /kue²¹/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /kuɔi²¹²/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /kʰo³³/
Shantou (Min Nan) /kuai²¹³/
Haikou (Min Nan) /hui³³/
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (28)
Final: (26)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Closed
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: guì
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/kuɑiH/ /kʷɑiH/ /kuɑiH/ /kwajH/ /kuɑiH/ /kuɑiH/ /kuɑiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
kuài ‹ kwajH › /*kˤop-s/ calculate; calculation

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
5493 3 /*koːbs/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to compute, to calculate, to sum, to do accounting
  2. A surname​.

Pronunciation 5[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (28)
Final: (26)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Closed
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: guì
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/kuɑiH/ /kʷɑiH/ /kuɑiH/ /kwajH/ /kuɑiH/ /kuɑiH/ /kuɑiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
kuài ‹ kwajH › /*kˤop-s/ calculate; calculation

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
5493 3 /*koːbs/

Definitions[edit]

  1. Only used in 會稽会稽 (Kuàijī, “Guiji Commandery”).

Pronunciation 6[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. Only used in 會撮会撮.

Compounds[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic ():

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(hoe) (hangeul , revised hoe, McCune-Reischauer hoe, Yale hoy)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hội, cuối, hụi)

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