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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲):  + .

Simplified from ()

A popular theory consider this character as an ideogramic compound representing the tiredness after work. In ancient China, men were working in the field while women worked in silk farming . This is a mnemonic and not the etymology.

Han character[edit]

(radical 120 +5, 11 strokes, cangjie input 田女戈火 (WVIF), four-corner 60903, composition)

  1. tired
  2. implicate, involve
  3. bother

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 919, character 35
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 27343
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1351, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3381, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+7D2F
  • 2005, William McNaughton, Reading & Writing Chinese: Simplified Character Edition, 2nd Edition, Tuttle, ISBN 978-0804835091, page 10:

Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

  1. tired, weary
    [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    Wǒ hěn lèi. [Pinyin]
    I'm very tired.
  2. (of work) hard; tiring
    工作 [MSC, trad.]
    工作 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ bié gōngzuò dé tài lèi. [Pinyin]
    Don't work too hard.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (Cantonese)

Verb[edit]

  1. to strain, to wear out
    精疲力竭 [MSC, trad.]
    精疲力竭 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā huì lèi dé jīngpílìjié de. [Pinyin]
    He'll wear himself out.

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

  1. continuous, repeated

Verb[edit]

  1. to accumulate
    /   ―  lěi  ―  to accumulate
    /   ―  lěi  ―  to accumulate

Etymology 3[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This term, , is the simplified form of .)
Notes:

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ru, nu) (hangeul , , revised ru, nu, McCune-Reischauer ru, nu, Yale lwu, nwu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(luy, luỵ, lủi, luỹ, mệt)

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