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Character
Unicode name CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8005
Code point U+8005
Entity number 者
Unicode block CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8004] [U+8006]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
者-order.gif
Stroke order
者-bw.png

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – the original character for either ("to boil") or ("sugarcane").[1][2] Phonetic loan (假借) for abstract meanings.

Top is unrelated to and , thus in some forms (notably the form used in the Kangxi Dictionary) there is an added dot to distinguish 者 from these others, but this is not present traditionally.

Han character[edit]

(radical 125 +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 十大日 (JKA), four-corner 44600, composition)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ , Richard Sears, Chinese Etymology
  2. ^ http://www.vividict.com/WordInfo.aspx?id=2442
  • KangXi: page 961, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 28852
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1409, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2780, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+8005

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (23)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ɕiaX/ /t͡ɕi̯aX/ /t͡ɕiaX/ /t͡ɕiaX/ /ciaX/ /t͡ɕĭaX/ /t͡ɕiaX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
zhě ‹ tsyæX › /*tAʔ/ (nominalizing particle)

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
16960 0 /*tjaːʔ/ 說文古旅聲。甲金文象足印小坎積水,爲瀦初文,用詹鄞鑫說

Suffix[edit]

  1. (nominalizer) -er, -ist, one who ..., person involved in, the things which ...
    記者记者 (jìzhě, “journalist”), 工作者 (gōngzuòzhě, “worker”)
    父親總是天助自助 [MSC, trad.]
    父亲总是天助自助 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ fùqīn zǒngshì shuō tiānzhùzìzhùzhě. [Pinyin]
    My father always said that heaven helps those who help themselves.
  2. used after a number, (hòu), or (qián) to refer to something mentioned previously
    前者 (qiánzhě, “the former”), 後者后者 (hòuzhě, “the latter”)
    如下 / 如下  ―  Rúxià sān zhě rèn zé qí yī.  ―  There are three alternatives.
  3. used after a term, to mark a pause
  4. used at the end of a command

Pronoun[edit]

  1. (dated, regional) this

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana もの, romaji mono)

  1. person

See also[edit]

Suffix[edit]

‎(hiragana しゃ, romaji -sha)

  1. someone of that type, someone who does that

Derived terms[edit]


See also[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ja) (hangeul , revised ja, McCune-Reischauer cha, Yale ca)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(giả, trả, )

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