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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:
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦəu/ /ɣə̯u/ /ɣu/ /ɦəu/ /ɦəw/ /ɣəu/ /ɣəu/
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
Chengdu 猴子猴猻兒
Xi'an
Hefei 猴子
Wuhan 猴子
Jinan 猴子猴兒猴三兒
Yangzhou 猴子
Cantonese Yangjiang 馬騮
Guangzhou 馬騮
Taishan 馬騮
Hong Kong 馬騮
Gan Nanchang 猴子
Hakka Taiwanese Raoping 猴哥猴仔
Hsinchu (Hailu) 猴哥猴仔
Meixian 猴哥
Liudui (S. Sixian) 猴哥猴仔
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 猴哥猴仔
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Dongshi (Dabu) 猴哥
Jin Taiyuan 毛猴
Min Bei Jian'ou 猴屄
Min Dong Fuzhou 猴囝
Min Nan Chaozhou
Xiamen 猴仔
Taipei 猴山仔
Wu Wenzhou 猴大
Suzhou 猢猻
Shanghai 活猻
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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