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Translingual[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Simplified Chinese)

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 𩰪

Han character[edit]

(radical 192 +19, 29 strokes, cangjie input 木木月山竹 (DDBUH), four-corner 44722, composition ⿳⿲)

  1. luxuriant
  2. dense, thick
  3. moody

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1458, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 45671
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1990, character 22
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 858, character 12
  • Unihan data for U+9B31

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping wat1, Yale wat1)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. depression, gloom, melancholy

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Trivia[edit]

鬱 has, at 29 strokes, the most strokes of any kanji in the jōyō kanji list or kanji kentei level pre-1.[1] The next highest kanji in the jōyō list is , at 23 strokes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crazy kanji: what’s the highest stroke count?, Nihonshock, 2009 Oct 22

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ul) (hangeul , revised ul, McCune-Reischauer ul, Yale wul)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin (yu4), Wade-Giles 4)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(uất)

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