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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic + semantic ("eat," "meal," "food")

The upper phonetic portion is an obsolete character, formed from (a variant of ) and . 歺 is sometimes used as an informal simplification for 餐 itself.

Han character[edit]

(radical 184 +7, 16 strokes, cangjie input 卜水人戈女 (YEOIV), four-corner 27732)

  1. eat, dine
  2. meal
  3. food

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1419, character 39
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 44160
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1944, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4455, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+9910

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale chaan1)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(chan, son) (hangeul [[, ]], revised chan, son, McCune-Reischauer ch'an, son, Yale chan, son)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin cān (can1), Wade-Giles ts'an1)

Compounds[edit]

  • 餐馆 (cānguǎn, restaurant)
  • 餐厅 (cāntīng, restaurant)
  • 快餐 (kuàicān, fast food)

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(xan, xun, san)