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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
行-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – a street intersection.

Originally symmetric, it has been simplified asymmetrically; the left half is widely used as a radical, while the right half finds occasional use, and the character can be broken up as (small step) + , though originally it was not a compound.

行 行 行 行
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 144 +0, 6 strokes, cangjie input 竹人一一弓 (HOMMN), four-corner 21221, composition)

  1. go
  2. walk
  3. move, travel
  4. circulate
  5. an ancient form of narrative poem which is usually longer than the usual four or eight lines
  6. OK

Usage notes[edit]

行 itself is also used as a radical (in addition to ); unusually for radicals, the phonetic is placed in the middle – with 彳 on the left and 亍 on the right – corresponding to the phonetic originally being placed at the middle of the intersection.

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Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping haang4, hang4, hang6, hong4, Yale haang4, hang4, hang6, hong4)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ hâng, hàng, hông, Guangdong hong2, hen5 [Meixian], hong2, hen6 [Hailu], hong2, hen5 [Siyan], hong2, hang5 [Hong Kong, Kwangtung], hong2, hang3 [Bao'an, Dongguan], Hagfa Pinyim hang2, hang4, hong2)

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Japanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana ぎょう, romaji gyō)

  1. a line of text
  2. (mathematics) a row of a matrix

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(haeng)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: haeng, McCune-Reischauer: haeng, Yale: hayng)
  • Name (hangeul): [[다닐 행]]()
  1. movement

(hang)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: hang, McCune-Reischauer: hang, Yale: hang)
  • Name (hangeul): [[항렬 항]]()
  1. degree of familial relation

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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin xíng (xing2), háng (hang2), héng (heng2), Wade-Giles hsing2, hang2, heng2)

Compounds[edit]

  • háng
  • xíng

Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*hæng, *hɑng)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA hîng (hing5), kiânn (kiann5), lîng (ling5), hâng (hang5), hīng (hing7))

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hành, hàng, hạnh, ngành, hãng, hăng, tùng)

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