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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  ‎(horn) +  ‎(knife) +  ‎(cow) – a knife 刀 separates a horn 角 from a cow 牛.

Han character[edit]

(radical 148 +6, 13 strokes, cangjie input 弓月尸竹手 (NBSHQ), four-corner 27252, composition)

  1. loosen, unfasten, untie
  2. explain
  3. to divide, break up, split, separate
  4. solution (to a problem)
  5. A surname​.
  6. 40th hexagram of the I Ching

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1142, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 35067
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1608, character 22
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3925, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+89E3

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Dialectal pronunciations ()
Variety Location 解 (開)
Mandarin Beijing /t͡ɕiɛ²¹⁴/
Harbin /kai²¹³/
/t͡ɕiɛ²¹³/
Tianjin /t͡ɕie¹³/
Jinan /t͡ɕiɛ⁵⁵/
Qingdao /t͡ɕiɛ⁵⁵/
Zhengzhou /t͡ɕiɛ⁵³/
Xi'an /t͡ɕiɛ⁵³/
Xining /kɛ⁵³/
Yinchuan /kɛ⁵³/
/t͡ɕie⁵³/
Lanzhou /kɛ⁴⁴²/
Ürümqi /t͡ɕiɤ⁵¹/
/kai⁵¹/
Wuhan /t͡ɕie⁴²/ 瓦~
/kai⁴²/ ~手
Chengdu /kai⁵³/
/t͡ɕiai⁵³/
Guiyang /kai⁴²/
Kunming /kæ⁵³/
Nanjing /t͡ɕiɛ²¹²/
Hefei /t͡ɕie̞²⁴/
Jin Taiyuan /t͡ɕie⁵³/
Pingyao /t͡ɕie̞⁵³/
Hohhot /t͡ɕie⁵³/
Wu Shanghai /ka³⁵/
Suzhou /gɑ³¹/
Hangzhou /t͡ɕie̞⁵³/
Wenzhou /ka³⁵/
Hui Shexian /t͡ɕia³⁵/
/ka³⁵/
Tunxi /ka³¹/
Xiang Changsha /kai⁴¹/
Xiangtan /kai⁴²/
Gan Nanchang /kai²¹³/
Hakka Meixian /kiai³¹/
Taoyuan /ke³¹/
Cantonese Guangzhou /kai³⁵/
Nanning /kai³⁵/
Hong Kong /kai³⁵/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /kai⁵³/
/kue⁵³/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /kɛ³²/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /kai²¹/
Shantou (Min Nan) /koi⁵³/
Haikou (Min Nan) /kɔi²¹³/
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/4

Initial: (33)
Final:
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦɣɛX/ /ɣaiX/ /ɣɛX/ /ɦɯæX/ /ɦaɨjX/ /ɣaiX/ /ɣæiX/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/4

Initial: (28)
Final:
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kɣɛX/ /kaiX/ /kɛX/ /kɯæX/ /kaɨjX/ /kaiX/ /kæiX/
Character (), Pronunciation 3/4

Initial: (28)
Final:
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kɣɛH/ /kaiH/ /kɛH/ /kɯæH/ /kaɨjH/ /kaiH/ /kæiH/
Character (), Pronunciation 4/4

Initial: (33)
Final:
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦɣɛH/ /ɣaiH/ /ɣɛH/ /ɦɯæH/ /ɦaɨjH/ /ɣaiH/ /ɣæiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English

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
6474 0 /*kreːʔ/
6478 0 /*kreːs/
6483 0 /*ɡreːʔ/
6488 0 /*ɡreːs/

Definitions[edit]

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Compounds[edit]

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. solution, untie

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

  • 曲解 ‎(きょっかい, kyokkai)
  • 見解 ‎(けんかい, kenkai)
  • 誤解 ‎(ごかい, gokai)
  • 正解 ‎(せいかい, seikai)
  • 難解 ‎(なんかい, nankai)
  • 氷解 ‎(ひょうかい, hyōkai)
  • 分解 ‎(ぶんかい, bunkai)
  • 弁解 ‎(べんかい, benkai)
  • 明解 ‎(めいかい, meikai)
  • 理解 ‎(りかい, rikai)
  • 了解 ‎(りょうかい, ryōkai)
  • 和解 ‎(わかい, wakai)

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(hae, gae) (hangeul , , revised hae, gae, McCune-Reischauer hae, kae, Yale hay, kay)

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Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(giải, giãi)

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