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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ‘words’ + ‘tongue’

Han character[edit]

(radical 149 +6, 13 strokes, cangjie input 卜口竹十口 (YRHJR), four-corner 02664, composition)

  1. speech, talk, language
  2. dialect

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1158, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 35441
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1624, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3965, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+8A71

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping waa2, waa6, Yale wa2, wa6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana はなし, romaji hanashi)

  1. talking; speaking; speech; conversation
  2. a topic; a subject; that which is spoken about
  3. rumors; rumours
  4. negotiation; consultation; discussion
  5. lecture; speech; narrative; story

Alternative forms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(hwa)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: hwa, McCune-Reischauer: hwa, Yale: hwa)

Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin huà (hua4), Wade-Giles hua4)

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thoại)