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Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified
Stroke order
面-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Small seal script
面-seal.svg

Pictogram (象形), looks like man's face, derived from 𦣻.

Also simplified from (elimination of ).

Han character[edit]

(radical 176 +0, 9 strokes, cangjie input 一田尸中 (MWSL) or 一田卜中 (MWYL), four-corner 10600)

  1. face
  2. surface
  3. plane
  4. side, dimension
  5. noodles

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1383, character 7
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 42618
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1896, character 18
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4398, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9762

Chinese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (4)
Final: (77)
Tone: Departing (H)

Openness: Open
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: miàn
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/miᴇnH/ /miɛnH/ /mjænH/ /mianH/ /miɛnH/ /mĭɛnH/ /mi̯ɛnH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
miàn ‹ mjienH › /*C.me[n]-s/ face

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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
9098 2 /*mens/
Noun[edit]

  1. face
  2. surface, plane
  3. aspect
Compounds[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see ("noodles").
(This character, , is the simplified form of .)
Notes:

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. mask
  2. face
  3. features
  4. surface

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
めん
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana めん, romaji men)

  1. face
  2. surface
  3. mask
  4. page

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
おもて
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana おもて, romaji omote) (alternative reading hiragana おも, romaji omo)

  1. face
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term
つら
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana つら, romaji tsura)

  1. face
  2. surface
  3. mask
  4. page
Derived terms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

‎(hiragana づら, romaji -zura)

  1. -looking

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(myeon)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: myeon, McCune-Reischauer: myŏn, Yale: myen)
  • Name (hangeul):  (revised: nat, McCune-Reischauer: nat)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(diện, miến)

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