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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

毛 毛 毛
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Pictogram (象形) picture of a feather

Han character[edit]

(radical 82 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 竹手山 (HQU), four-corner 20714)

  1. hair, fur, feathers
  2. coarse
  3. 1/1000

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 591, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 16772
  • Dae Jaweon: page 983, character 26
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1994, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+6BDB

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping mou4, Yale mou4)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ mau, Guangdong mau1; mau1, mo1 [Hailu, Siyan], Hagfa Pinyim mau1)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. hair, fur

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji ke)

  1. hair
  2. fur

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(mo)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: mo, McCune-Reischauer: mo, Yale: mo)
  • Name (hangeul): ()

Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin máo (mao2), Wade-Giles mao2)

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin máo)

  1. hair, fur
  2. feathers, down
  3. wool
  4. mildew, mold
  5. one tenth of yuan ( ten fen )

Adjective[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin máo)

  1. coarse, raw, semifinished
  2. small, little
  3. careless, unthinking
  4. panicked, scared, nervous
  5. gross

Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin máo)

  1. (of currency) to depreciate, to devalue

Proper noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin máo)

  1. A surname​.
    毛泽东 Mao Zedong

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-26.

Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA môo (moo5), mn̂g (mng5), moo (moo1))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(mao, mau, mào)