漢字

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See also: 汉字

Chinese[edit]

Chinese; name of a dynasty; man
 
letter; symbol; character; word
trad. (漢字)
simp. (汉字)
Wikipedia has articles on:
漢字汉字 (hànzì): Chinese characters, showing the Traditional Chinese script on the left, and Simplified Chinese script on the right.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (32) (15)
Final () (61) (19)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/hɑnH/ /d͡zɨH/
Pan
Wuyun
/hɑnH/ /d͡zɨH/
Shao
Rongfen
/xɑnH/ /d͡zieH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/hanH/ /d͡zɨH/
Li
Rong
/xɑnH/ /d͡ziəH/
Wang
Li
/xɑnH/ /d͡zĭəH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/xɑnH/ /d͡zʱiH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
hàn

Noun[edit]

漢字

  1. Chinese character; Han character; hanzi

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Sino-Xenic (漢字):
  • Japanese: 漢字(かんじ) (kanji)
  • Korean: 한자 (漢字, hanja)
  • Vietnamese: Hán tự (漢字)

Others:

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Japanese[edit]

Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
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English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
on’yomi

From Middle Chinese compound 漢字 (MC hɑnH d͡zɨH, literally “Han Chinese + character”). Compare modern Mandarin 漢字汉字 (hànzì), Min Nan 漢字汉字 (hàn-jī).

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Noun[edit]

漢字(かんじ) (kanji

  1. kanji

Usage notes[edit]

Literally meaning “Chinese character”, kanji are ideographic or logographic characters used in Japan, mostly borrowed directly from Chinese. This includes some characters created in Japan from originally Chinese elements (国字 (kokuji)), and other characters that were modified over time into distinctly Japanese forms (新字体 (shinjitai)). Contrast with 仮名 (kana), uniquely Japanese phonetic characters derived either from cursive forms of kanji (平仮名 (hiragana)) or from specific parts of kanji (片仮名 (katakana)).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

漢字 (hanja) (hangeul 한자)

  1. Hanja form? of 한자 (Chinese character; hanja).

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Okinawan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
on’yomi

Attested in the 沖縄語典 (Okinawa Goten, “Okinawan Dictionary”) as かんじ.[1]

Noun[edit]

漢字 (hiragana かんじ, rōmaji kanji)

  1. Chinese character

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1896: 沖縄語典 (Okinawa Goten, “Okinawan Dictionary”). In Japanese. http://kindai.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/992016/28

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Noun[edit]

漢字

  1. Hán tự form of Hán tự (Chinese character).