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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 94 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 大竹人弓大 (KHONK), four-corner 47234, composition)

  1. monkey, ape
  2. monkey-like
  3. naughty child

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 715, character 17
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 20553
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1127, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1358, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+7334

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Dialectal pronunciations ()
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /xou³⁵/
Harbin /xou²⁴/
Tianjin /xou⁴⁵/
Jinan /xou⁴²/
Qingdao /xou⁴²/
Zhengzhou /xou⁴²/
Xi'an /xou²⁴/
Xining /xɯ²⁴/
Yinchuan /xəu⁵³/
Lanzhou /xou⁵³/
Ürümqi /xɤu⁵¹/
Wuhan /xəu²¹³/
Chengdu /xəu³¹/
Guiyang /xəu²¹/
Kunming /xəu³¹/
Nanjing /xəɯ²⁴/
Hefei /xɯ⁵⁵/
Jin Taiyuan /xəu¹¹/
Pingyao /xəu¹³/
Hohhot /xəu³¹/
Wu Shanghai /ɦɤ¹³/
Suzhou /ɦɤ¹³/
Hangzhou /ɦui²¹³/
Wenzhou /ɦou³¹/
Hui Shexian /xiu⁴⁴/
Tunxi /siu⁴⁴/
Xiang Changsha /xəu¹³/
Xiangtan /ɦəɯ¹²/
Gan Nanchang /hɛu²⁴/
Hakka Meixian /heu¹¹/
Taoyuan /heu¹¹/
Cantonese Guangzhou /hɐu²¹/
Nanning /hɐu²¹/
Hong Kong /hɐu²¹/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /hɔ³⁵/
/kau³⁵/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /kau⁵³/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /ke²¹/
Shantou (Min Nan) /kau⁵⁵/
Haikou (Min Nan) /hɔu³¹/
/kau³¹/
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (33)
Final: (137)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: I
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: hóu
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɦəu/ /ɦəu/ /ɣəu/ /ɦəw/ /ɣu/ /ɣəu/ /ɣə̯u/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
hóu ‹ huw › /*mə-ɡˤ(r)o/ monkey

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
5141 0 /*ɡoː/

Noun[edit]

  1. monkey
  2. (Min Nan) male paramour

Synonyms[edit]

  • (monkey):
Dialectal synonyms of 猴子 ("monkey")
Variety Location Words
Classical Classical
Mandarin Beijing 猴子猴兒
Jinan 猴子猴兒猴三兒
Xi'an
Wuhan 猴子
Chengdu 猴子猴猻兒
Yangzhou 猴子
Hefei 猴子
Cantonese Guangzhou 馬騮
Hong Kong 馬騮
Taishan 馬騮
Yangjiang 馬騮
Gan Nanchang 猴子
Hakka Meixian 猴哥
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 猴哥猴仔
Liudui (S. Sixian) 猴哥猴仔
Hsinchu (Hailu) 猴哥猴仔
Dongshi (Dabu) 猴哥
Taiwanese Raoping 猴哥猴仔
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Jin Taiyuan 毛猴
Min Bei Jian'ou 猴屄
Min Dong Fuzhou 猴囝
Min Nan Xiamen 猴仔
Taipei 猴山仔
Chaozhou
Wu Shanghai 活猻
Suzhou 猢猻
Wenzhou 猴大
Xiang Changsha 猴子
Shuangfeng 猴子猴猻

Verb[edit]

  1. (dialectal) to lean on someone; to pester someone
  2. (dialectal) to squat like a monkey

Adjective[edit]

  1. (dialectal) naughty; clever
  2. (Min Nan) skinny and dark-skinned; ugly as a monkey

Proper noun[edit]

  1. A surname​.

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. monkey

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(hu) (hangeul , revised hu, McCune-Reischauer hu, Yale hwu)

  1. monkey, macaque

Derived terms[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hầu)

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