讀書

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See also: 读书

Chinese[edit]

 
to read; to study; comma
to read; to study; comma; phrase marked by pause
book; letter
trad. (讀書)
simp. (读书)

Pronunciation[edit]


Note: tag8 ze1 - Chaozhou.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (7) (26)
Final () (3) (22)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/duk̚/ /ɕɨʌ/
Pan
Wuyun
/duk̚/ /ɕiɔ/
Shao
Rongfen
/duk̚/ /ɕiɔ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/dəwk̚/ /ɕɨə̆/
Li
Rong
/duk̚/ /ɕiɔ/
Wang
Li
/duk̚/ /ɕĭo/
Bernard
Karlgren
/dʱuk̚/ /ɕi̯wo/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
shū
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
duk6 syu1
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
shū
Middle
Chinese
‹ duwk › ‹ syo ›
Old
Chinese
/*C.lˁok/ /*s-ta/
English read (v.) write

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 1/1
No. 16039 17013
Phonetic
component
𧶠
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*l'oːɡ/ /*hlja/

Verb[edit]

讀⫽書 (verb-object) (intransitive)

  1. to read books
    讀書下筆如有神 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
    读书下笔如有神 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
    Dúshū pò wàn juàn, xiàbǐ rú yǒu shén. [Pinyin]
    Great writers read widely.
    有人認為讀書無用 [MSC, trad.]
    有人认为读书无用 [MSC, simp.]
    Yǒurén rènwéi dúshū wúyòng. [Pinyin]
    Some believe reading is a waste of time.
    讀書 / 读书  ―  Rén chǒu jiù gāi duō dúshū.  ―  Ugly people should read more books.
  2. to study
    中國讀書 / 中国读书  ―  Tā lái zhōngguó dúshū.  ―  She came to China to study.
    讀書 [MSC, trad.]
    读书 [MSC, simp.]
    dúshū shǎo nǐ bié piàn wǒ. [Pinyin]
    Please be serious, don't fool me. [lit. I don't have much education; please don't fool me.] (slang)
  3. to be in school; to attend school
    孩子正在小學讀書 [MSC, trad.]
    孩子正在小学读书 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ de háizi zhèngzài xiǎoxué dúshū. [Pinyin]
    My child is currently in primary school.

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (讀書):
  • Japanese: 読書(どくしょ) (dokusho)
  • Korean: 독서 (讀書, dokseo)
  • Vietnamese: đọc thư (讀書)

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

讀書 (dokseo) (hangeul 독서)

  1. Hanja form? of 독서 (reading).