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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 130 +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 月日山 (BAU), four-corner 77217, composition)

  1. fat, plump, obese
  2. fertile

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 974, character 23
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 29290
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1426, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2055, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+80A5

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Dialectal pronunciations ()
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /fei³⁵/
Harbin /fei²⁴/
Tianjin /fei⁴⁵/
Jinan /fei⁴²/
Qingdao /fe⁴²/
Zhengzhou /fi⁴²/
Xi'an /fi²⁴/
Xining /fɨ²⁴/
Yinchuan /fei⁵³/
Lanzhou /fei⁵³/
Ürümqi /fei⁵¹/
Wuhan /fei²¹³/
Chengdu /fei³¹/
Guiyang /fei²¹/
Kunming /fei³¹/
Nanjing /fəi²⁴/
Hefei /fe⁵⁵/
Jin Taiyuan /fei¹¹/
Pingyao /xuei¹³/
Hohhot /fei³¹/
Wu Shanghai /vi¹³/
/bi¹³/
Suzhou /vi¹³/
Hangzhou /bi²¹³/
/vi²¹³/
Wenzhou /vei³¹/
Hui Shexian /fe⁴⁴/
Tunxi /fe⁴⁴/
Xiang Changsha /fei¹³/
Xiangtan /ɸəi¹²/
Gan Nanchang /fɨi⁴⁵/
Hakka Meixian /pʰi¹¹/
Taoyuan /pʰui¹¹/
Cantonese Guangzhou /fei²¹/
Nanning /fi²¹/
Hong Kong /fei²¹/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /hui³⁵/
/pui³⁵/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /puoi⁵³/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /py³³/
Shantou (Min Nan) /pui⁵⁵/
Haikou (Min Nan) /ʔbui³¹/
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (3)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/bʉi/ /bʱwe̯i/ /biuəi/ /bʷɨi/ /buj/ /bĭwəi/ /biuəi/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
féi ‹ bjɨj › /*[b][ə]r/ fat (adj.)

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
3118 1 /*bɯl/ 俞敏雲妃省聲

Noun[edit]

  1. fat
    /   ―  jiǎnféi  ―  to lose weight

Adjective[edit]

  1. fat
    [Cantonese]  ―  fei4 zai2 [Jyutping]  ―  fatty
    [Cantonese]  ―  fei4 juk6 [Jyutping]  ―  fatty meat
  2. fertile

Usage notes[edit]

  • Cantonese regularly uses to mean "fat" for people, whereas Mandarin uses (pàng), and Min Nan and Hakka use 大箍.

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Kanji in this term
こえ
Grade: 5
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana こえ, romaji koe)

  1. manure; fertilizer; dung

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(bi) (hangeul , revised bi, McCune-Reischauer pi, Yale pi)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(phì, phè, phề)

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