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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

(radical 101 +0, 5 strokes, cangjie input 月手 (BQ), four-corner 77220)

  1. use, employ, apply, operate
  2. use

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 755, character 24
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 21703
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1166, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 97, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+7528

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping jung6, Yale yung6)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ yùng, Guangdong jung5; zung6 [Hailu], jung3 [Bao'an, Dongguan], Hagfa Pinyim yung4)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

References[edit]

  • New Nelson: 3721
  • Halpern: 2976
  • Halpern Learners: 1889
  • Heisig: 1181
  • Tuttle Kanji Dictionary: 2r3.1
  1. Source: EDICT and KANJIDIC files licensed by the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.

Usage notes[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana よう, romaji )

  1. business

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

  1. (쓸모): use, usage, utility, worth

Derived terms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin yòng (yong4), Wade-Giles yung4)

Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yòng)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) to use
    耶和华神对蛇说,你既作了这事,就必受咒诅,比一切的牲畜野兽更甚。你必肚子行走,终身吃土。
    Yēhéhuá shén duì shé shuō , nǐ jì zuò le zhè shì , jiù bì shòu zhòuzǔ , bǐ yīqiè de shēngchù yĕshòu gèng shén . nǐ bì yòng dùzi xíng zǒu , zhōng shēn chī tǔ .
    And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

Usage notes[edit]

May substitute for a preposition, e.g. "to eat with a fork" is 用叉子吃东西 (yòng chāzi chī dōngxi).

Compounds[edit]

  • 作用 (zuòyòng)
  • 应用 (yìngyòng)
  • 用法 (usage, method of use)
  • 没用 (useless)
  • 用意 (purpose, intention, goal)
  • 用人 (servant)
  • 利用 (to use, make use of, to exploit)
  • 借用 (to borrow in order to use)
  • 活用 (to apply flexibly or imaginatively)
  • 有用 (useful)
  • 恶用 (profanation)
  • 流用 (liú yòng) (to divert for other use)
  • 使用 (to use, to apply, to make use of)
  • 善用 (to be good at using something) (shàn​yòng​)
  • 无用 (wú yòng) (worthless, useless)
  • 用语 (yòng yǔ) (syntax, user of words)
  • 用心 (yòng xīn) (attentively, carefully; intent, motive)
  • 用力 (yòng lì) (to exert oneself; forcefully, with force)
  • 信用 (Finance, Business) (credit)

External links[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*yungH)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA iōng (iong7), īng (ing7))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(dụng, dùng, giùm, rùng, dộng, đụng, giùng, rụng, vùng)