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See also:
U+9AD8, 高
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-9AD8

[U+9AD7]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+9AD9]

Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
10 strokes
Stroke order
高-order.gif

Alternative forms[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 189, +0, 10 strokes, cangjie input 卜口月口 (YRBR), four-corner 00227, composition)

  1. Kangxi radical #189, .

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1451, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 45313
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1979, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4593, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9AD8

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
variant forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Shang Western Zhou Spring and Autumn Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Bronze inscriptions Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Bronze inscriptions Bronze inscriptions Chu Slip and silk script Qin slip script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
高-bronze-shang.svg 高-oracle.svg 高-bronze.svg 高-bronze-spring.svg 高-bronze-warring.svg 高-silk.svg 高-slip.svg 高-seal.svg 高-bigseal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*kaːw
*kaːw, *kaːws
*kaːw
稿 *kaːwʔ
*kaːwʔ, *kʰaːws
*kaːwʔ, *kʰaːwʔ
*kaːwʔ, *kaːws
*kaːwʔ
*kaːwʔ
*kaːwʔ
*kʰaːwʔ
*kʰaːwʔ, *kʰaːws, *qʰaːw
*kʰaːws
*qʰaːw
*qʰaːws, *qʰraːw, *qʰraw
*ɡaːw
*ɡaːw
*ɡaːw
*ɡaːw
*ɡaːwʔ
*ɡaːwʔ, *qʰraːwɢ
*ɡaːwʔ, *kʰraːw, *qʰaːwɢ
*ɡaːwʔ, *qʰaːwɢ
*ɡaːwʔ
*kruːʔ
*kʰraːw, *kʰraːws
*qʰraːw
*qʰraːw, *qʰraːws, *qʰaːwɢ
*kʰl'awʔ
*qʰraw, *qʰoːwɢ
*qʰaːwɢ, *qʰraːwɢ
*qʰaːwɢ, *qʰoːwɢ, *qʰoːɡ
*kʰraːwɢ
*kʰraːwɢ
*kʰraːwɢ
*qʰraːwɢ, *ɡraːwɢ, *ɡoːwɢ
*qʰraːwɢ

Pictogram (象形) – a picture of a building. compare to .

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • kau - vernacular;
  • ko/ko͘ - literary.
  • Wu

  • Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Initial () (28)
    Final () (89)
    Tone (調) Level (Ø)
    Openness (開合) Open
    Division () I
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /kɑu/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /kɑu/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /kɑu/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /kaw/
    Li
    Rong
    /kɑu/
    Wang
    Li
    /kɑu/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /kɑu/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    gāo
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    gāo
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ kaw ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*Cə.[k]ˤaw/
    English high, tall

    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 # 1/1
    No. 3726
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    1
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*kaːw/

    Definitions[edit]

    1. tall; high
      特別 / 特别  ―  Zhè zuò shān tèbié gāo.  ―  This mountain is especially tall.
      生得女仔 [Cantonese, trad. and simp.]
      saang1 dak1 gou1 ge3 neoi5 zai2 [Jyutping]
      a tall girl
      唔好 [Cantonese, trad.]
      唔好 [Cantonese, simp.]
      M4 hou2 baai2 dak1 gam3 gou1 laa1. [Jyutping]
      Put it somewhere lower.
    2. of high level; above average
      價格 / 价格  ―  hěn gāo de jiàgé  ―  high price
        ―  gāo tángliàng  ―  high sugar content
      血壓 / 血压  ―  gāoxuèyā  ―  high blood sugar
      標準 / 标准  ―  hěn gāo de biāozhǔn  ―  high standard
    3. loud
        ―  gāo  ―  to sing loudly
    4. (honorific) your
    5. A surname​.

    Synonyms[edit]

    Dialectal synonyms of (“tall; high”) [map]
    Variety Location Words
    Formal (Written Standard Chinese)
    Mandarin Beijing
    Taiwan
    Jinan
    Xi'an
    Wuhan
    Chengdu
    Yangzhou
    Hefei
    Cantonese Guangzhou
    Hong Kong
    Taishan
    Yangjiang
    Gan Nanchang
    Hakka Meixian
    Changting
    Wuping
    Liancheng
    Ninghua
    Jin Taiyuan
    Min Bei Jian'ou
    Min Dong Fuzhou
    Fuqing
    Matsu
    Min Nan Xiamen
    Quanzhou
    Zhangzhou
    Taipei
    Kaohsiung
    Tainan
    Taichung
    Hsinchu
    Lukang
    Sanxia
    Yilan
    Kinmen
    Magong
    Penang
    Singapore
    Chaozhou
    Shantou
    Puxian Min Putian
    Xianyou
    Wu Suzhou
    Wenzhou
    Xiang Changsha
    Shuangfeng
    Note † - of a person's height

    Compounds[edit]


    Japanese[edit]

    Alternative forms[edit]

    Kanji[edit]

    (grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

    1. tall
    2. high

    Readings[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    Kanji in this term
    たか
    Grade: 2
    kun’yomi

    Pronunciation[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    (hiragana たか, rōmaji taka)

    1. maximum, the limit

    Derived terms[edit]

    References[edit]

    1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
    2. 2.0 2.1 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]

    Hanja[edit]

    (go)

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    Vietnamese[edit]

    Han character[edit]

    (cao, sào)

    1. high, tall

    Compounds[edit]

    Usage notes[edit]

    • Chữ Nôm. The modern equivalent is cao.

    References[edit]