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U+9854, 顔
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-9854

[U+9853]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+9855]

Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified
Stroke order (Japan)
18 strokes

Han character[edit]

(radical 181, +9, 18 strokes, cangjie input XXX卜竹 (XXXYH) or 卜竹一月金 (YHMBC), composition)

Related characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 1407, character 17
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 43591
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1925, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 7, page 4383, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+9854

Usage notes[edit]

This character is the preferred form used in Japan, Korea, Vietnam as well as mainland China (when used as a traditional character).


Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Western Zhou Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Bronze inscriptions Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
顔-bronze.svg 顔-seal.svg 顔-bigseal.svg

Variant form of ().

Definitions[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“forehead, especially the glabellar area; countenance; facial expression; etc.”).
(This character, , is a variant traditional form of .)

Usage notes[edit]

This character is considered the traditional form of in mainland China based on the standardized form of characters (Xin Zixing) in use since 1965.


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. face
  2. expression

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
かお
Grade: 2
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
(kyūjitai)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(かお) (kaoかほ (kafo)?

  1. a person's face
  2. a person's reputation
Descendants[edit]
  • Korean: 가오 (gao, face; reputation)

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
がん
Grade: 2
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
(kyūjitai)

From Middle Chinese (MC ŋˠan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Affix[edit]

(がん) (gan

  1. look; face; expression
  2. color

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō
  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

Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese (MC ŋˠan). Recorded as Middle Korean  (Yale: an) in Hunmong Jahoe (訓蒙字會 / 훈몽자회), 1527.

Hanja[edit]

Korean Wikisource has texts containing the hanja:

Wikisource

(eumhun 얼굴 (eolgul an))

  1. Hanja form? of (face).

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • 국제퇴계학회 대구경북지부 (國際退溪學會 大邱慶北支部) (2007). Digital Hanja Dictionary, 전자사전/電子字典. [1]

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

: Hán Nôm readings: nhan, nhăn

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