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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
米-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
米-oracle.svg 米-bronze.svg 米-bigseal.svg 米-seal.svg

Han character[edit]

(radical 119 +0, 6 strokes, cangjie input 火木 (FD), four-corner 90904, composition)

  1. Kangxi radical #119, ‎(rice).

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 906, character 31
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 26832
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1331, character 28
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3141, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+7C73

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]



  • Dialectal data
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /mi²¹⁴/
Harbin /mi²¹³/
Tianjin /mi¹³/
Jinan /mi⁵⁵/
Qingdao /mi⁵⁵/
Zhengzhou /mi⁵³/
Xi'an /mi⁵³/
Xining /mji⁵³/
Yinchuan /mi⁵³/
Lanzhou /mi⁴⁴²/
Ürümqi /mi⁵¹/
Wuhan /mi⁴²/
Chengdu /mi⁵³/
Guiyang /mi⁴²/
Kunming /mi⁵³/
Nanjing /mi²¹²/
Hefei /mz̩²⁴/
Jin Taiyuan /mi⁵³/
Pingyao /mi⁵³/
Hohhot /mi⁵³/
Wu Shanghai /mi²³/
Suzhou /mi³¹/
Hangzhou /mi⁵³/
Wenzhou /mei³⁵/
Hui Shexian /mi³⁵/
Tunxi /me²⁴/
Xiang Changsha /mi⁴¹/
Xiangtan /mi⁴²/
Gan Nanchang /mi²¹³/
Hakka Meixian /mi³¹/
Taoyuan /mi³¹/
Cantonese Guangzhou /mɐi²³/
Nanning /mei²⁴/
Hong Kong /mɐi¹³/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /bi⁵³/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /mi³²/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /mi²¹/
/mi⁴²/
Shantou (Min Nan) /bi⁵³/
Haikou (Min Nan) /vi²¹³/

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (39)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () IV
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/meiX/
Pan
Wuyun
/meiX/
Shao
Rongfen
/mɛiX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mɛjX/
Li
Rong
/meiX/
Wang
Li
/mieiX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/mieiX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ mejX ›
Old
Chinese
/*(C.)mˤ[e]jʔ/
English millet or rice grains, dehusked and polished

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. 9003
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*miːʔ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. hulled or husked uncooked rice
  2. meter
    •   ―  Wǒ yǒu yī jiǔ gāo.  ―  I'm 1.9 meters tall.
Compounds[edit]

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

References[edit]

  • New Nelson: 4380
  • Halpern: 3529
  • Halpern Learners: 2198
  • Heisig: 919
  • Tuttle Kanji Dictionary: 6b0.1
  1. Source: EDICT and KANJIDIC files licensed by the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana こめ, romaji kome)

  1. rice

‎(hiragana よね, romaji yone)

  1. eighty-eight years old (colloquial)
  2. rice (archaic)

‎(katakana メートル, romaji mētoru)

  1. metre, meter

Usage notes[edit]

Also can be read めめ (meme)

Synonyms[edit]

八十八 (はちじゅうはちさい, hachijūhachi-sai).

Compounds[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

‎(hiragana べい, romaji Bei)

  1. America, American, Americo-
    米国 (べいこく)
    Beikoku
    US, USA, United States
    米露関係 (べいろかんけい)
    Bei-Ro kankei
    US-Russia relations
    北米 (ほくべい)
    Hokubei
    North America
    南米 (なんべい)
    Nanbei
    South America

Proper noun[edit]

‎(hiragana よね, romaji Yone)

  1. A surname​.

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(mi) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer mi, Yale mi)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(mễ, )

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