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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. used as 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

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale gaai2)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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)

Compounds[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin jiě (jie3), jiè (jie4), xiè (xie4), Wade-Giles chieh3, chieh4, hsieh4)

Compounds[edit]

The following compounds are in simplified Chinese.

See also[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Zhuyin: ㄐㄧㄝˇ, ㄐㄧㄝˋ, ㄒㄧㄝˋ

Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*gɛ̌i)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(giải, giãi)