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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 162 +12, 16 strokes, cangjie input 卜口山金 (YRUC), four-corner 37308)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1265, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 39127
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1761, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3886, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9078

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Initial () (16) (16)
Final () (78) (78)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Closed Closed
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/siuᴇnX/ /siuᴇnH/
Pan
Wuyun
/sʷiɛnX/ /sʷiɛnH/
Shao
Rongfen
/sjuænX/ /sjuænH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/swianX/ /swianH/
Li
Rong
/siuɛnX/ /siuɛnH/
Wang
Li
/sĭwɛnX/ /sĭwɛnH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/si̯wɛnX/ /si̯wɛnH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
xuǎn xuàn
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/3 2/3 3/3
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
xuǎn xuǎn xuàn
Middle
Chinese
‹ sjwenX › ‹ sjwenX › ‹ sjwenH ›
Old
Chinese
/*[s]o[n]ʔ/ /*[s]o[r]ʔ/ /*[s]o[n]ʔ-s/
English choose; count count (v.) even, orderly

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 # 1/2 2/2
No. 14157 14158
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
3 3
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*sqʰonʔ/ /*sqʰons/

Definitions[edit]

  1. to choose; to pick; to select
  2. to elect
  3. election

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of (“to choose”)
Variety Location Words
Classical Classical
Mandarin Beijing 選擇
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Taishan
Min Nan Xiamen

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kanji in this term
せん
Grade: 4
on'yomi

‎(hiragana せん, romaji sen)

  1. selection
  2. choice
  3. choosing

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(seon) (hangeul , revised seon, McCune-Reischauer sŏn, Yale sen)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tuyển)

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