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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
肖-bronze.svg 肖-bigseal.svg 肖-seal.svg

Han character[edit]

(radical 130 +3, 7 strokes, cangjie input 火月 (FB), four-corner 90227, composition)

  1. look like, resemble, be like

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 973, character 25
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29263
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1425, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2045, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+8096

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (16)
Final: (91)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Open
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: xiào
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/siᴇuH/ /siɛuH/ /sjæuH/ /siawH/ /siɛuH/ /sĭɛuH/ /si̯ɛuH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
xiāo ‹ sjew › /*[s]ew/ disappear
xiào ‹ sjewH › /*[s]ew-s/ resemble

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
13754 2 /*slew/
13755 2 𥬇 /*slews/

Definitions[edit]

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Usage notes[edit]

Also xiāo, is often used instead of ().


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(cho, so) (hangeul , , revised cho, so, McCune-Reischauer ch'o, so, Yale cho, so)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tiếu, tiêu)

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