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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 140 +13, 19 strokes, cangjie input 廿水戈戈 (TEII), four-corner 44146, composition)

  1. thin, slight, weak
  2. poor, stingy
  3. a surname

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1060, character 12
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 32083
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1523, character 40
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3307, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+8584

Chinese[edit]

-
simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 並 (3)
Final: 鐸
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 傍各切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/bwɑk̚/ /bʱwɑk̚/ /buɑk̚/ /bʷɑk̚/ /bwak̚/ /buɑk̚/ /buɑk̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ bak › /*[b]ˤak/ thin

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
3487 0 /*baːɡ/

Adjective[edit]

  1. thin (having little thickness)

Antonyms[edit]

  • (“thick”)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ministry of Education, R.O.C. (2011), “Entry #12335”, Dictionary of Frequently-Used Taiwan Minnan (臺灣閩南語常用詞辭典)[1]

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. thin, weak, sparse
  2. dilute
  3. weak (tea)

Readings[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

‎(hiragana すすき, romaji Susuki)

  1. A female given name.

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • New Nelson: 5225
  • Halpern: 2370
  • Halpern Learners: 1534
  • Heisig: 227
  • Tuttle Kanji Dictionary: 3k13.11
  1. Source: EDICT and KANJIDIC files licensed by the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.

Noun[edit]

‎(katakana ススキ, romaji susuki)

  1. Miscanthus sinensis a.k.a. Zebra Grass

Prefix[edit]

‎(hiragana うす, romaji usu-)

  1. light (pink etc.)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(bak) (hangeul , revised bak, McCune-Reischauer pak, Yale pak)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bạc)

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