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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
省-bw.png

Han character[edit]

(radical 109 +4, 9 strokes, cangjie input 火竹月山 (FHBU), four-corner 90602, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 802, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 23179
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1218, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2473, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+7701

Chinese[edit]

-
simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (省), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 生 (21)
Final: 庚
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 所景切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʃɣiæŋX/ /ʂi̯ɐŋX/ /ʃiɐŋX/ /ʃɯiaŋX/ /ʂiajŋX/ /ʃĭɐŋX/ /ʃiaŋX/
Character (省), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 心 (16)
Final: 清
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 息井切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/siᴇŋX/ /si̯ɛŋX/ /siɛŋX/ /siɛŋX/ /siajŋX/ /sĭɛŋX/ /siæŋX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
xǐng ‹ sjengX › /*[s]eŋʔ/ inspect

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
11384 0 /*sreŋʔ/ 甲金文生省聲
11386 0 /*sleŋʔ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to save, to economize
  2. province

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • 省份 (shěngfèn)
  • (xiàn, “Japanese prefecture”)
  • (zhōu)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Prefix[edit]

‎(hiragana しょう, romaji shō-)

  1. saving, conservation

Suffix[edit]

‎(hiragana しょう, romaji -shō)

  1. ministry

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(seong, saeng) (hangeul , , McCune-Reischauer sŏng, saeng, Yale seng, sayng)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tỉnh, xển, xỉnh, xĩnh, tểnh, tễnh)

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