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)

Etymology[edit]

  • From (hàn, “Han, Chinese”) + (, “character, symbol, letter”)

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (32)
Final: (61)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Open
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: hàn
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/hɑnH/ /hɑnH/ /xɑnH/ /hanH/ /xɑnH/ /xɑnH/ /xɑnH/
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (15)
Final: (19)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Open
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: zì
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/d͡zɨH/ /d͡zɨH/ /d͡zieH/ /d͡zɨH/ /d͡ziəH/ /d͡zĭəH/ /d͡zʱiH/

Noun[edit]

漢字

  1. Chinese character, Han character, hanzi, kanji (Japanese), hanja (Korean), Hán tự/Han tu (Vietnamese)

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Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (漢字):

Others


Japanese[edit]

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漢字 (kanji): Chinese characters, showing the traditional Chinese script on the left, and simplified on the right.
Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 漢字 ‎(hɑnH d͡zɨH, literally Han Chinese + character). Compare modern Mandarin 漢字汉字 (hànzì).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

漢字 ‎(hiragana かんじ, romaji kanji)

  1. kanji
    Literally meaning “Chinese characters”, kanji are ideographic or logographic characters used in Japan, mostly borrowed directly from Chinese. Kanji include some characters created in Japan from originally Chinese elements, and other characters that were modified over time into distinctly Japanese forms. 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. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

漢字 ‎(hanja) ‎(hangeul 한자)

  1. Hanja form? of 한자, “Chinese characters, hanja”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

漢字

  1. Hán tự form of Hán tự, "Chinese character"