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U+8AB0, 誰
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8AB0

[U+8AAF]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8AB1]

Translingual[edit]

Japanese stroke order
15 strokes

Han character[edit]

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

Derived characters[edit]

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]

Glyph origin[edit]

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*lus, *rulʔ, *luls
*tuːl
*tuːl
*tuːls
*tʰuːl, *tʰjul
*tʰuːl, *tʰjul
*duːlʔ
*duːl
*stuːlʔ
*zluːl, *sʰluːl
*ŋreːl, *rulʔ
*dul
*dul
*tjul
*tjul
*kljul
*tjul
*sɢʷinʔ, *tjul
*djul
*djul

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *djul): semantic  (speak) + phonetic  (OC *tjul).

Etymology 1[edit]

trad.
simp.

From *du + *-i (suffix in independent pronouns); cognate with (OC *du, “who”), (OC *djɯwɢ, “which one; who”) (Schuessler, 2007). In other Sino-Tibetan languages, compare Mizo (who; which), Chepang दोह्‌ (what), Proto-Kuki-Chin *tuu (who; which (relativizer)) (Schuessler, 2007; STEDT).

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • sûi - literary;
  • chûi - vernacular.
  • Wu
  • Xiang

    • Dialectal data
    Variety Location
    Mandarin Beijing /ʂei³⁵/
    /ʂuei³⁵/
    Harbin /ʂei²⁴/
    /ʂuei²⁴/
    Tianjin /sei⁴⁵/
    /suei⁴⁵/
    Jinan /ʂuei⁴²/
    /ʂei⁴²/
    Qingdao /ʂe⁴²/
    Zhengzhou /ʂuei⁴²/
    /ʂei⁴²/
    Xi'an /sei²⁴/
    Xining /fɨ²⁴/
    Yinchuan /ʂuei⁵³/
    Lanzhou /fei⁵³/
    Ürümqi /sei⁵¹/
    Wuhan /suei²¹³/
    Chengdu /suei³¹/
    Guiyang /suei²¹/
    Kunming /suei³¹/
    Nanjing /ʂuəi²⁴/
    Hefei /ʂue⁵⁵/
    Jin Taiyuan /sei¹¹/
    /suei¹¹/
    Pingyao /suei¹³/
    Hohhot /suei³¹/
    Wu Shanghai /zø²³/
    Suzhou /ze̞¹³/
    Hangzhou /d͡zz̩ʷei²¹³/
    Wenzhou /zz̩³¹/
    Hui Shexian /ɕye⁴⁴/
    Tunxi
    Xiang Changsha /ɕyei¹³/
    Xiangtan /ɕyəi¹²/
    Gan Nanchang
    Hakka Meixian /sui¹¹/
    Taoyuan
    Cantonese Guangzhou /søy²¹/
    Nanning /sui²¹/
    Hong Kong /søy²¹/
    Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /sui³⁵/
    Fuzhou (Min Dong) /suoi⁵³/
    Jian'ou (Min Bei) /sy³³/
    Shantou (Min Nan) /sui⁵⁵/
    Haikou (Min Nan) /ʔdiaŋ³³/ 訓讀

    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Initial () (25)
    Final () (16)
    Tone (調) Level (Ø)
    Openness (開合) Closed
    Division () III
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /d͡ʑiuɪ/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /d͡ʑʷi/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /d͡ʑjuɪ/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /d͡ʑwi/
    Li
    Rong
    /ʑui/
    Wang
    Li
    /ʑwi/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /ʑwi/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    chuí
    Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    shuí
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ dzywij ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*[d]uj/
    English who

    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 # 1/1
    No. 17725
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    2
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*djul/

    Definitions[edit]

    1. who; whom
    2. someone; anyone
    3. anyone; whoever
    4. A surname​.

    Compounds[edit]

    Etymology 2[edit]

    trad.
    simp.
    alt. forms

    Contraction of 啥人 (siáⁿ-lâng).

    Pronunciation[edit]


    Definitions[edit]

    1. (Min Nan) who; whom

    Etymology 3[edit]

    trad.
    simp.

    Contraction of 底人 (tī-lâng).

    Pronunciation[edit]


    Definitions[edit]

    1. (Min Nan, including Xiamen, Kinmen, Magong, Teochew, Hainanese) who; whom

    Etymology 4[edit]

    trad.
    simp.

    Contraction of 是誰是谁 (chī-chūi).

    Pronunciation[edit]


    Definitions[edit]

    1. (Min Nan, chiefly Xiamen and Quanzhou) who; whom

    Etymology 5[edit]

    trad.
    simp.
    alt. forms (chiâ)
    (chôa)

    From shortening of 是誰是谁 (chī-choa̍h), from 是誰仔是谁仔 (chī-chūi-á).

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Definitions[edit]

    1. (Min Nan, including Zhangzhou and Taichung) who; whom

    Synonyms[edit]

    Dialectal synonyms of (“who; whom”) [map]
    Variety Location Words
    Classical Chinese 1誰人何人
    Formal (Written Standard Chinese)
    Mandarin Beijing 1
    Taiwan 1
    Harbin 1
    Shenyang 1
    Jinan 1
    Muping 1
    Luoyang 1
    Jiedian 哪𠰻
    Ronghe 啥外
    Xi'an 1
    Qingdao 1
    Zhengzhou 1
    Xining 阿個阿一個啥人
    Xuzhou 1哪個
    Yinchuan 1
    Lanzhou 1誰個誰們
    Ürümqi 1誰一個誰們
    Wuhan 哪個啥個
    Chengdu 哪個啥子人
    Guiyang 哪個
    Liuzhou 哪人哪個
    Kunming 哪個
    Yangzhou 哪個哪一個
    Nanjing 哪個
    Hefei 哪個哈個
    Nantong 哪個哪一個哪個人
    Cantonese Guangzhou 邊個乜誰
    Hong Kong 邊個乜誰
    Shunde 邊個邊誰
    Foshan 邊個
    Zhongshan 邊個
    Dongguan 鼠個乜誰
    Hong Kong (Weitou) 邊個哪誰
    Taishan 阿誰
    Doumen 邊個乜誰
    Kaiping 乜誰乜阿誰
    Shaoguan 邊個
    Yunfu 邊個
    Yangjiang 乜誰
    Xinyi 乜人乜誰
    Lianjiang 乜人
    Nanning 邊個
    Kuala Lumpur 邊個
    Gan Nanchang 哪個
    Lichuan 哪個
    Pingxiang 哪仔哪個仔
    Hakka Meixian 麼人哪儕
    Xingning 哪隻
    Huidong 哪隻哪人
    Qujiang 哪個
    Xiaosanjiang 哪儕
    Changting 哪個哪個哩
    Pingyu 麼人
    Wuping 哪個麼人
    Liancheng 哪個麼人
    Ninghua 台人
    Ruijin 哪人哪個
    Shicheng 斯你
    Shangyou 哪人
    Miaoli (N. Sixian) 麼人麼儕
    Liudui (S. Sixian) 麼人麼儕
    Hsinchu (Hailu) 麼人麼儕
    Dongshi (Dabu) 麼人麼儕
    Zhuolan (Raoping) 麼人麼儕
    Yunlin (Zhao'an) 麼儕
    Hong Kong 哪人
    Sabah 哪人
    Senai 麼人
    Singkawang 麼儕
    Huizhou Jixi 哪個
    Jin Taiyuan 1誰們 usually plural
    Xinzhou 1誰們 usually plural
    Min Bei Jian'ou 孰人
    Min Dong Fuzhou 底儂
    Fuqing 底儂
    Matsu 底儂
    Min Nan Xiamen 234是誰啥儂啥物儂什物儂底儂
    Quanzhou 24是誰啥儂
    Zhangzhou 5是誰啥儂
    Taipei 啥物儂
    Kaohsiung 啥物儂
    Tainan 啥物儂
    Taichung 5啥儂
    Hsinchu 2啥物儂
    Lukang 啥物儂2
    Sanxia 啥儂
    Yilan 啥儂2
    Kinmen 3
    Magong 3
    Penang 誰誰誰誰儂是誰
    Singapore 啥儂2是誰
    Pingnan 乜儂
    Chaozhou 底𫢗𫢗
    Shantou 底𫢗
    Haifeng 𫢗底𫢗
    Johor Bahru 底𫢗
    Haikou 3
    Leizhou 3誰儂
    Puxian Min Putian 什儂
    Xianyou 什儂
    Pinghua Nanning 哪個
    Wu Shanghai 啥人
    Suzhou 啥人
    Hangzhou 哪個
    Wenzhou 何乜人乜人誰人何人
    Chongming 何人
    Danyang 哪個
    Jinhua 哪個
    Ningbo 啥人誰儂 dated
    Xiang Changsha 哪個何至個 suburbs
    Shuangfeng 哪個
    Loudi 哪個誰個
    Quanzhou 哪個

    See also[edit]

    Question words


    Japanese[edit]

    Kanji[edit]

    (common “Jōyō” kanji)

    1. interrogative personal pronoun: who

    Readings[edit]

    Etymology 1[edit]

    Kanji in this term
    だれ
    Grade: S
    kun’yomi

    /tare//dare/

    From earlier tare[1][2][3] (see below). The dare form appears from around the Edo period.[2] The voicing of the initial /t-/ to /d-/ is likely by analogy with other interrogative demonstratives 何れ (dore, which one), 何処 (doko, where).

    Now the primary form, replacing earlier tare.

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Pronoun[edit]

    (hiragana だれ, rōmaji dare)

    1. interrogative personal pronoun: who
    Synonyms[edit]

    Etymology 2[edit]

    Kanji in this term
    たれ
    Grade: S
    kun’yomi

    From Old Japanese. Found in the Nihon shoki, completed in 720 CE.[1] Derived from older ta (see below) plus demonstrative nominalizer ending (re, thing). Compare the formation of これ (kore, this) from (ko) + (re),  (かれ) (kare, that one, that person) from  () (ka, that) + (re), etc.

    Superseded by dare above starting from around the Edo period.[2] The tare form does not appear to be used anymore outside of poetry or intentionally archaic text.

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Pronoun[edit]

    (hiragana たれ, rōmaji tare)

    1. (archaic) 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 3[edit]

    Kanji in this term

    Grade: S
    kun’yomi

    From Old Japanese. Found in the Kojiki, completed roughly 712 CE.[1] Appears to be the oldest form.

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Pronoun[edit]

    (hiragana , rōmaji ta)

    1. (obsolete, persists in some fossilized expressions) interrogative personal pronoun: who

    References[edit]

    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
    3. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

    Korean[edit]

    Hanja[edit]

    (su) (hangeul )

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    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    (thùy)

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