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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic  : Originally meaning a big mound.

Han character[edit]

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(radical 170 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 弓中一弓口 (NLMNR), four-corner 71220, composition)

  1. determiner for given names
  2. used in transliteration for /a/

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1348, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 41599
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1850, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4119, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+963F

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping aa2, aa3, aak3, o1, Yale a2, a3, aak3, o1)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(a, ok) (hangeul [[, ]], revised a, ok, McCune-Reischauer a, ok, Yale a, ok)

Compounds[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin ā (a1), ē (e1), Wade-Giles a1)

Particle[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin ā)

  1. Used in front of persons' given names or kinship terms to express familiarity (traditionally in rural or southern Chinese dialects)
    A-Bian (阿扁): Chen Shui-bian
    A-Gan (Forest Gump)
    阿爸 (dad)

Proper noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin ā)

  1. abbreviation of 阿富汗 (Afghanistan)

Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin ē)

  1. to flatter
    阿谀奉承

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-26.

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(a, à)