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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 120 +3, 9 strokes, cangjie input 女火心戈 (VFPI) or 女火心一 (VFPM), four-corner 27920, composition)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 915, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 27242
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1343, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3364, character 15
  • Unihan data for U+7D04

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]


Dialectal pronunciations ()
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /yɛ⁵⁵/
Harbin /iau⁴⁴/
/yɛ⁴⁴/
Tianjin /ye²¹/
Jinan /yə²¹³/
Qingdao /yə⁵⁵/
Zhengzhou /yo²⁴/
Xi'an /yo²¹/
Xining /yu⁴⁴/
Yinchuan /ye¹³/
Lanzhou /yə¹³/
Ürümqi /yɤ²¹³/
Wuhan /io²¹³/
Chengdu /yo³¹/
Guiyang /io²¹/
Kunming /io³¹/
Nanjing /ioʔ⁵/
Hefei /yɐʔ⁵/
Jin Taiyuan /yəʔ²/
Pingyao /yʌʔ¹³/
Hohhot /yaʔ⁴³/ 大~
/iɔ³¹/ ~一~
Wu Shanghai /iaʔ⁵/
Suzhou /iɑʔ⁵/
Hangzhou /ʔiɑʔ⁵/
Wenzhou /j̠a²¹³/
Hui Shexian /iɔʔ²¹/
Tunxi /io⁵/
Xiang Changsha /io²⁴/
Xiangtan /io²⁴/
Gan Nanchang /iɔʔ⁵/
Hakka Meixian /iok̚¹/
Taoyuan /ʒok̚⁵⁵/
Cantonese Guangzhou /jœk̚²/
Nanning /jœk̚³³/
Hong Kong /jœk̚²/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /iɔk̚³²/
/ioʔ³²/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /yɔʔ²³/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /iɔ²⁴/
Shantou (Min Nan) /iak̚²/
/ioʔ²/
Haikou (Min Nan) /iɔk̚⁵/
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (34)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔiᴇuH/ /ʔi̯ɛuH/ /ʔiɛuH/ /ʔiɛuH/ /ʔiawH/ /ĭɛuH/ /ʔjæuH/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (34)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʔɨɐk̚/ /ʔi̯ak̚/ /ʔiak̚/ /ʔiɐk̚/ /ʔɨak̚/ /ĭak̚/ /ʔiɑk̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yào ‹ ʔjiewH › /*[q]ewk-s/ bond, agreement (n.)
yuē ‹ ʔjak › /*[q](r)ewk/ bind (v.), make an agreement

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
11181 2 /*ʔlewɢs/
11201 2 /*ʔlewɢ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to make an appointment
  2. to invite
    明天一起吃飯知道沒有時間 [MSC, trad.]
    明天一起吃饭知道没有时间 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ xiǎng yuē nǐ míngtiān yīqǐ qù chīfàn, bù zhīdào nǐ yǒu méiyǒu shíjiān. [Pinyin]
    I'd like to invite you out to have a meal tomorrow, if you have the time.
  3. approximately, about
  4. treaty, agreement, covenant

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Adverb[edit]

‎(hiragana やく, romaji yaku)

  1. about, approximately
     (やく) (いっ) (げつ)
    yaku ikkagetsu
    approximately one month
    宇宙 (うちゅう)直径 (ちょっけい) (やく)930億光年 (おくこうねん)だ。
    Uchū no chokkei wa yaku 930 oku kōnen da.
    The diameter of the universe is some ninety-three billion light years.

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(yak, yo) (hangeul , , revised yak, yo, McCune-Reischauer yak, yo, Yale yak, yo)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ước, yêu)

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