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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (speak) + phonetic  – to ask “who?”.

Han character[edit]

(radical 149 +8, 15 strokes, cangjie input 卜口人土 (YROG), four-corner 00614, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1165, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 35686
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1630, character 27
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3987, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+8AB0

Chinese[edit]

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trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. who; whom; whose
    [MSC, trad.]
    [MSC, simp.]
    Tā shì shéi? [Pinyin]
    Who is he?
    我們老師 [MSC, trad.]
    我们老师 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒmen de lǎoshī shì shéi? [Pinyin]
    Who is our teacher?
    [MSC, trad.]
    [MSC, simp.]
    Shéi lái le? [Pinyin]
    Who has come?
    我們遲到過失 [MSC, trad.]
    我们迟到过失 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒmen chídào shì shéi de guòshī? [Pinyin]
    Whose fault is it that we are late?
    他們邀請 [MSC, trad.]
    他们邀请 [MSC, simp.]
    Tāmen yāoqǐng shéi le? [Pinyin]
    Whom did they invite?
  2. someone, anyone
    解開安全帶 [MSC, trad.]
    解开安全带 [MSC, simp.]
    Shéi néng bāng wǒ jiěkāi ānquándài? [Pinyin]
    Can someone help me to undo my seat belt?
    願意一起 [MSC, trad.]
    愿意一起 [MSC, simp.]
    Yǒu shéi yuànyì gēn wǒ yīqǐ qù ma? [Pinyin]
    Does anyone want to go with me?
  3. anyone, whoever
    英文 [MSC, trad.]
    英文 [MSC, simp.]
    Shéi xiǎng xué Yīngwén, wǒ jiù jiāo tā. [Pinyin]
    I'll teach English to whoever wants to learn it.

Related terms[edit]

Question words


Japanese[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji ta)

  1. interrogative personal pronoun; who

Pronoun[edit]

(hiragana たれ, romaji tare)

  1. interrogative personal pronoun; who
    • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 614)
      Tare. タレ (誰) 誰. 例, Tarega maittaca. l, tareca maitta. (誰が参つたか. まはは, 誰か参つた) 誰が来たか. Tare naritomo. (誰なりとも) 誰であろうとも.

Etymology[edit]

From earlier /tare/. The voicing of the initial /t-/ to /d-/ is likely due to analogy to the interrogative demonstrative doko.

Pronoun[edit]

(hiragana だれ, romaji dare)

  1. interrogative personal pronoun; who

Synonyms[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. interrogative personal pronoun; who

Readings[edit]

References[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(su) (hangeul , revised su, McCune-Reischauer su, Yale swu)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thùy, thuỳ)

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