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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *ŋoːns): semantic  + phonetic  ‎(OC *ŋon)

The jade semantic refers to the toys made of jade.

Han character[edit]

(radical 96 +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 一土一一山 (MGMMU), four-corner 11111, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 728, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 20872
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1140, character 14
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1103, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+73A9

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (31)
Final () (62)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ŋuɑnH/
Pan
Wuyun
/ŋʷɑnH/
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋuɑnH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ŋwanH/
Li
Rong
/ŋuɑnH/
Wang
Li
/ŋuɑnH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ŋuɑnH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
wàn
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
wàn
Middle
Chinese
‹ ngwanH ›
Old
Chinese
/*[ŋ]ˤo[n]-s/
English plaything

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
Reading # 1/1
No. 16120
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
3
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ŋoːns/

Verb[edit]

  1. to play
  2. to toy with, to play with
  3. to have a good time, to have fun, to spend time socially (e.g. with friends)
  4. to trifle with, to treat without seriousness or respect

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of ("to play; to play with")
Variety Location Words
Mandarin Beijing 玩兒
Taiwan
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Min Dong Fuzhou 客佻
Min Nan Quanzhou 𨑨迌
Xiamen 𨑨𨑨迌
Zhangzhou 𨑨迌
Taipei 𨑨迌
Kaohsiung 𨑨迌
Chaozhou 𨑨迌
Shantou 𨑨迌
Wu Shanghai 白相

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. toy

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(wan) (hangeul , revised wan, McCune-Reischauer wan, Yale wan)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ngoạn)

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