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U+8AAA, 說
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8AAA

[U+8AA9]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8AAB]
U+F96F, 說
CJK COMPATIBILITY IDEOGRAPH-F96F

[U+F96E]
CJK Compatibility Ideographs
[U+F970]
U+F9A1, 說
CJK COMPATIBILITY IDEOGRAPH-F9A1

[U+F9A0]
CJK Compatibility Ideographs
[U+F9A2]

Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Han character[edit]

(radical 149, +7, 14 strokes, cangjie input 卜口金口山 (YRCRU), four-corner 08616, composition)

Derived characters[edit]

Related characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1164, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 35556
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1629, character 14
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: not present, would follow volume 6, page 3979, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+8AAA

Chinese[edit]

trad. /
simp.
variant forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)
Chu Slip and silk script Small seal script
說-silk.svg 說-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*l̥ʰoːds
*l'oːds, *l̥ʰoːds, *hljods, *lod, *lod
*l̥ʰoːds, *lod
*l̥ʰoːds
*l̥ʰoːds, *hljods
*l'oːds
*l'oːds
*l'oːds, *lods
*stʰods, *hljods
*hljods
*hljods, *hljod, *lod
*hljods
*rtʰoːd
*l̥ʰoːd, *l'oːd
*l̥ʰoːd
*l̥ʰoːd, *l'oːd
*l̥ʰoːd, *l'oːd
*l̥ʰoːd, *ʔljod, *l̥ʰuːd
*l'oːd
*l'oːd
*l'oːd
*lod, *lod
*lod

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *hljods, *hljod, *lod): semantic  + phonetic  (OC *l'oːds).

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Note:
  • seh/serh/soeh - vernacular;
  • soat - literary.
  • Wu
  • Xiang

  • Rime
    Character
    Reading # 3/3
    Initial () (26)
    Final () (82)
    Tone (調) Checked (Ø)
    Openness (開合) Closed
    Division () III
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /ɕiuᴇt̚/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /ɕʷiɛt̚/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /ɕjuæt̚/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /ɕwiat̚/
    Li
    Rong
    /ɕiuɛt̚/
    Wang
    Li
    /ɕĭuɛt̚/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /ɕi̯wɛt̚/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    shuo
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    shuō
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ sywet ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*l̥ot/
    English speak, explain

    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
    Reading # 2/3
    No. 2571
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    3
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*hljod/

    Definitions[edit]

    1. to say; to speak
      漢語 / 汉语  ―  shuō Hànyǔ  ―  speak Chinese
      /   ―  shuōhuà  ―  to speak
    2. to explain
      清楚 / 清楚  ―  bǎ huà shuō qīngchǔ  ―  to make it clear
    3. to refer to
    4. to discuss
    5. to introduce; to bring parties together
      /   ―  shuōméi  ―  to act as a matchmaker
    6. to criticize; to scold; to upbraid
      怎麼天天 [MSC, trad.]
      怎么天天 [MSC, simp.]
      Nǐ zěnme tiāntiān dōu shuō wǒ? [Pinyin]
      Why do you constantly criticize me?
    7. theory; explanation
      /   ―  xuéshuō  ―  theory
    Synonyms[edit]
    Dialectal synonyms of (“to say, to speak”) [map]
    Variety Location Words
    Classical Chinese
    Formal (Written Standard Chinese)
    Mandarin Beijing
    Taiwan
    Tianjin
    Jinan
    Xi'an
    Wuhan
    Chengdu
    Hefei
    Cantonese Guangzhou
    Hong Kong
    Yangjiang
    Gan Nanchang
    Hakka Meixian
    Miaoli (N. Sixian)
    Liudui (S. Sixian)
    Hsinchu (Hailu)
    Dongshi (Dabu)
    Zhuolan (Raoping)
    Yunlin (Zhao'an)
    Jin Taiyuan
    Min Bei Jian'ou
    Min Dong Fuzhou
    Min Nan Xiamen
    Quanzhou
    Zhangzhou
    Taipei
    Chaozhou
    Wu Shanghai
    Suzhou
    Wenzhou
    Xiang Changsha
    Shuangfeng

    Compounds[edit]

    Pronunciation 2[edit]



    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/3
    Initial () (26)
    Final () (36)
    Tone (調) Departing (H)
    Openness (開合) Closed
    Division () III
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /ɕiuᴇiH/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /ɕʷiɛiH/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /ɕiuæiH/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /ɕwiajH/
    Li
    Rong
    /ɕiuɛiH/
    Wang
    Li
    /ɕĭwɛiH/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /ɕi̯wɛiH/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    shuì
    Zhengzhang system (2003)
    Character
    Reading # 1/3
    No. 2552
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    3
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*hljods/

    Definitions[edit]

    1. to persuade; to canvass; to lobby

    Compounds[edit]

    Pronunciation 3[edit]



    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 2/3
    Initial () (36)
    Final () (82)
    Tone (調) Checked (Ø)
    Openness (開合) Closed
    Division () III
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /jiuᴇt̚/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /jʷiɛt̚/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /juæt̚/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /jwiat̚/
    Li
    Rong
    /iuɛt̚/
    Wang
    Li
    /jĭuɛt̚/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /i̯wɛt̚/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    yuè
    Zhengzhang system (2003)
    Character
    Reading # 3/3
    No. 2577
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    3
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*lod/

    Definitions[edit]

    1. Alternative form of (yuè, “happy; delighted”).

    Compounds[edit]

    Pronunciation 4[edit]


    Definitions[edit]

    1. Alternative form of (tuō, “to free; to relieve”).

    Compounds[edit]


    Japanese[edit]

    Kanji[edit]

    (uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

    1. opinion
    2. theory
    3. explanation
    4. rumor

    Readings[edit]

    • On (unclassified): せつ (setsu), ぜい (zei), えつ (etsu)
    • Kun: とく (toku)

    Usage notes[edit]

    This character lacks essential JIS support and is not used in Japanese. The character (U+8AAC) is used instead.


    Korean[edit]

    Hanja[edit]

    (seol, se, yeol) (hangeul , , )

    1. explain
    2. speak
    3. talk

    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    (thuyết)

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