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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
赤-order.gif
Red Kanji Symbol

Han character[edit]

(radical 155 +0, 7 strokes, cangjie input 土中弓金 (GLNC), four-corner 40331)

  1. Kangxi radical #155, ‎(red).

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1213, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 36993
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1680, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3506, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8D64

Synonyms[edit]


Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
赤-oracle.svg 赤-bronze.svg 赤-bigseal.svg 赤-seal.svg

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  ‎(person, big) +  ‎(fire) – the color of fire (a person by a fire).

Etymology[edit]

Connected with Proto-Sino-Tibetan *krak ‎(blood; red) in the STEDT database, whence Tibetan ཁྲག ‎(khrag, blood). Also compare (OC *qʰraːɡ, “bright red”) and (OC *hjaɡ, “majestic; red”).

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (24)
Final () (123)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/t͡ɕʰiᴇk̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/t͡ɕʰiɛk̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ɕʰiæk̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/cʰiajk̚/
Li
Rong
/t͡ɕʰiɛk̚/
Wang
Li
/t͡ɕʰĭɛk̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/t͡ɕʰi̯ɛk̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
chi
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 1477
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kʰljaɡ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. (literary or poetic) red
      ―  chì  ―  deficit (literally: red figures/numbers)
    晚霞  ―  chìsè de wǎnxiá  ―  red sunset clouds
  2. loyal
  3. empty
  4. bare; naked
  5. (politics) revolutionary; communist; red
    色政權 / 色政权  ―  chìsèzhèngquán  ―  communist regime (literally: red regime)
  6. pure gold

Synonyms[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
赤-bw.png

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. red

Readings[edit]

References[edit]

  • New Nelson: 5840
  • Halpern: 2193
  • Halpern Learners: 1389
  • Heisig: 1743
  • Tuttle Kanji Dictionary: 3b4.10
  1. Source: EDICT and KANJIDIC files licensed by the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.

Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana あか, romaji aka)

  1. the colour red

Prefix[edit]

‎(hiragana あか, romaji aka-)

  1. entirely

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(jeok)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: jeok, McCune-Reischauer: chŏk, Yale: cek)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(xích)

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