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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

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

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.

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/3

Initial: (26)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɕiuᴇiH/ /ɕi̯wɛiH/ /ɕiuɛiH/ /ɕʷiɛiH/ /ɕwiajH/ /ɕĭwɛiH/ /ɕiuæiH/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/3

Initial: (36)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/jiuᴇt̚/ /i̯wɛt̚/ /iuɛt̚/ /jʷiɛt̚/ /jwiat̚/ /jĭuɛt̚/ /juæt̚/
Character (), Pronunciation 3/3

Initial: (26)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɕiuᴇt̚/ /ɕi̯wɛt̚/ /ɕiuɛt̚/ /ɕʷiɛt̚/ /ɕwiat̚/ /ɕĭuɛt̚/ /ɕjuæt̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
2552 3 /*hljods/
2571 3 /*hljod/
2577 3 /*lod/

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 / 怎么天天  ―  Nǐ zěnme tiāntiān dōu shuō wǒ?  ―  Why do you constantly criticize me?
  7. theory; explanation
    /   ―  xuéshuō  ―  theory
Synonyms[edit]
Dialectal synonyms of ("to say, to speak")
Variety Location Words
Classical Classical
Mandarin Beijing
Chengdu
Xi'an
Hefei
Wuhan
Jinan
Yangzhou
Cantonese Yangjiang
Guangzhou
Gan Nanchang
Hakka Hsinchu (Hailu)
Taiwanese Raoping
Meixian
Liudui (S. Sixian)
Miaoli (N. Sixian)
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Dongshi (Dabu)
Jin Taiyuan
Min Bei Jian'ou
Min Dong Fuzhou
Min Nan Chaozhou
Xiamen
Wu Wenzhou
Shanghai
Suzhou
Xiang Shuangfeng
Changsha

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. (literary) to persuade
    /   ―  shuì  ―  to persuade

Etymology 3[edit]

Alternative form of (yuè).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. (archaic) to delight in; to be happy about
    /   ―  Xué ér shí xí zhī, bù yì yuè hū?  ―  Isn't it a thing worthy to be happy about to learn and then study frequently?

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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

Readings[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This character has never been used in Japanese and lacks essential JIS support. Tha variant is used instead.


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(seol, se, yeol) (hangeul , , 열, revised seol, se, yeol, McCune-Reischauer sŏl, se, yŏl, Yale sel, sey, yel)

  1. explain
  2. speak
  3. talk

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thuyết)

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