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Translingual[edit]

若-oracle.svg 若-bronze.svg 若-bigseal.svg 若-seal.svg
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 140 +5, 11 strokes, cangjie input 廿大口 (TKR), four-corner 44604, composition)

  1. if, supposing, assuming
  2. similar
  3. young
  4. you

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1023, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 30796
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1482, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3187, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+82E5

Chinese[edit]

-
simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (若), Pronunciation 1/3

Initial: 日 (38)
Final: 麻
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 人賒切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ȵia/ /ȵʑi̯a/ /ȵia/ /ȵia/ /ȵia/ /ȵʑĭa/ /ȵʑia/
Character (若), Pronunciation 2/3

Initial: 日 (38)
Final: 麻
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 人者切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ȵiaX/ /ȵʑi̯aX/ /ȵiaX/ /ȵiaX/ /ȵiaX/ /ȵʑĭaX/ /ȵʑiaX/
Character (若), Pronunciation 3/3

Initial: 日 (38)
Final: 藥
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 而灼切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ȵɨɐk̚/ /ȵʑi̯ak̚/ /ȵiak̚/ /ȵiɐk̚/ /ȵɨak̚/ /ȵʑĭak̚/ /ȵʑiɑk̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
ruò ‹ nyak › /*nak/ you
ruò ‹ nyak › /*nak/ agree

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
10929 0 /*nja/
10932 0 /*njaʔ/
10940 0 /*njaɡ/ 叒加口轉註

Definitions[edit]

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References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. young
  2. if

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana わか, romaji waka)

  1. "my lord" (towards a young master or a young heir)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(yak, ya)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): ,  (revised: yak, ya, McCune-Reischauer: yak, ya, Yale: yak, ya)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nhược, nhã)

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