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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 85 +2, 6 strokes, cangjie input 戈十水 (IJE), four-corner 43132)

  1. seek
  2. demand, request
  3. beseech

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 604, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 17105
  • Dae Jaweon: page 998, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1547, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+6C42

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (30)
Final: (136)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: qiú
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɡɨu/ /ɡiu/ /ɡiəu/ /guw/ /ɡiu/ /ɡĭəu/ /gi̯ə̯u/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
qiú ‹ gjuw › /*[ɡ](r)u/ seek

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
10560 1 𧚍 /*ɡu/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to beg; to request; to implore
    /   ―  qiú tā bié zǒu  ―  begged for him to not leave
  2. to request for; to seek; to ask for
    月亮代表歌詞 [MSC, trad.]
    月亮代表歌词 [MSC, simp.]
    qiú Yuèliàng Dàibiǎo Wǒ de Xīn de gēcí [Pinyin]
    looking for the lyrics to "The Moon Represents My Heart"

Compounds[edit]

  • 要求 (yāoqiú, “request”)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

‎(hiragana もとむ, romaji Motomu)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(gu) (hangeul , revised gu, McCune-Reischauer ku, Yale kwu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(cầu)

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