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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
生-order.gif
Japanese
stroke order
生-jorder.gif
Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
生-oracle.svg 生-bronze.svg 生-bigseal.svg 生-seal.svg

Han character[edit]

(radical 100 +0, 5 strokes, cangjie input 竹手一 (HQM), four-corner 25100, composition𠂉)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 754, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 21670
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1162, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2575, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+751F

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Dialectal pronunciations ()
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /ʂəŋ⁵⁵/
Harbin /ʂəŋ⁴/
Tianjin /səŋ²¹/
Jinan /ʂəŋ²¹³/
Qingdao /ʂəŋ²¹³/
Zhengzhou /səŋ²⁴/
Xi'an /səŋ²¹/
Xining /sə̃⁴⁴/
Yinchuan /səŋ⁴⁴/
Lanzhou /ʂə̃n³¹/
Ürümqi /sɤŋ⁴⁴/
Wuhan /sən⁵⁵/
Chengdu /sən⁵⁵/
Guiyang /sen⁵⁵/
Kunming /sə̃/
Nanjing /sən³¹/
Hefei /sən²¹/
Jin Taiyuan /səŋ¹¹/
Pingyao /səŋ¹³/
/ʂʐ̩e̞¹³/
Hohhot /sə̃ŋ³¹/
Wu Shanghai /səŋ⁵³/
Suzhou /sã⁵⁵/
Hangzhou /sen³³/
Wenzhou /siɛ³³/
Hui Shexian /sʌ̃³¹/
/sɛ³¹/
Tunxi /ɕiɛ¹¹/
Xiang Changsha /sən³³/
Xiangtan /siẽ³³/
/sən³³/
Gan Nanchang /sɑŋ⁴²/
/sɛn⁴²/ ~意
Hakka Meixian /saŋ⁴⁴/
Taoyuan /sɑŋ²⁴/
Cantonese Guangzhou /sɐŋ⁵³/
/saŋ⁵³/
Nanning /saŋ⁵⁵/
Hong Kong /sɐŋ⁵⁵/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /siŋ⁵⁵/
/sĩ⁵⁵/ ~死
/t͡sʰĩ⁵⁵/ ~肉
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /saŋ⁴⁴/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /saiŋ⁵⁴/ 學~
/t͡sʰaŋ⁵⁴/ ~熟
Shantou (Min Nan) /seŋ³³/
/sẽ³³/
/t͡sʰẽ³³/
Haikou (Min Nan) /seŋ²³/
/sɔŋ²³/
/tɛ²³/ ~活
/sɛ²³/ 不熟
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (21)
Final: (109)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: II
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: shēng
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʃɣæŋ/ /ʃɯaŋ/ /ʃaŋ/ /ʂaɨjŋ/ /ʃɐŋ/ /ʃɐŋ/ /ʂɐŋ/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (21)
Final: (109)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Open
Division: II
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: shèng
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʃɣæŋH/ /ʃɯaŋH/ /ʃaŋH/ /ʂaɨjŋH/ /ʃɐŋH/ /ʃɐŋH/ /ʂɐŋH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
shēng ‹ sræng › /*sreŋ (MC srj- > sr-; or *s.reŋ ?)/ bear, be born; live
shēng ‹ sræng › /*sreŋ/ fresh, raw
shēng ‹ srjæng › /*sreŋ (or *s.reŋ ?)/ bear, be born; live

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
11312 0 /*sʰleːŋ/
11322 0 /*sreŋs/

Definitions[edit]

  1. gentleman
  2. student
  3. actor or a male character, especially in Chinese operas
  4. (Cantonese) Mr
    先生
  5. to give birth; to bear
  6. to be born
  7. to grow
  8. to light (a fire)
  9. raw; uncooked
  10. unfamiliar

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Japanese stroke order
生-jbw.png
Japanese
stroke order
生-jorder.gif

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kanji in this term
なま
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

‎(hiragana なま, romaji nama)

  1. raw
     (なま) (たまご)
    nama tamago
    a raw egg
     (にく) (なま)のまま ()べると、 (はら) (こわ)すことがある。
    Niku o nama no mama taberu to, hara o kowasu koto ga aru.
    You may have a stomachache if you eat raw meat.
  2. fresh, draft
     (なま)クリーム
    nama kurīmu
    fresh cream
     (なま)ビール
    nama bīru
    draft beer

Prefix[edit]

‎(hiragana なま, romaji nama-)

  1. live
  2. raw, uncooked, rare
  3. natural, unprocessed

Suffix[edit]

Kanji in this term
せい
Grade: 1
on'yomi

‎(hiragana せい, romaji -sei)

  1. a student
    中学 (ちゅうがく) (せい)大学 (だいがく) (せい)受験 (じゅけん) (せい)
    chūgakusei, daigakusei, jukensei
    middle-school student, university student, test-taking student → examinee

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(saeng)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (McCune-Reischauer: saeng, Yale: sayng)
  • Name (hangeul): 나다 (revised: nada, McCune-Reischauer: nada, Yale: nata)

Middle Korean ᄉᆡᆼ, IPA pronunciation estimate is Sʌiŋ.

  1. fresh

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(sinh, sanh, siêng, xênh, xinh)

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Compounds[edit]