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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

(radical 200 +3, 14 strokes, cangjie input 戈金女戈 (ICVI) or 戈木女戈 (IDVI), four-corner 00232, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1515, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 47892
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2045, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4724, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+9EBC

Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *maːlʔ): phonetic  ‎(OC *mraːl) + semantic  ‎(small, tiny).

Etymology 1[edit]

trad. /
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]

Definitions[edit]

  1. A particle placed after the first clause of a compound sentence, used to express tactfulness.
    [MSC, trad.]
    [MSC, simp.]
    me, xiǎng zǒu jiù ràng tā zǒu ba. [Pinyin]
    As for her... just let her leave if she wants to. (I don't really care.)
  2. A suffix for forming pronouns or adverbs.
    /   ―  shénme  ―  what
    /   ―  zěnme  ―  how
    /   ―  zhème  ―  like this; so; such
    /   ―  duōme  ―  how; what; so; such
Compounds[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

trad. /
simp.

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Definitions[edit]

  1. Alternative form of (ma, “final interrogative particle”).
    記得 / 记得  ―  Nǐ jìde wǒ ma?  ―  Do you remember me?

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Definitions[edit]

  1. Alternative form of (“final interrogative particle”).

Etymology 3[edit]

trad. /
simp.
alt. forms

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (4)
Final () (95)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/muɑX/
Pan
Wuyun
/muɑX/
Shao
Rongfen
/muɑX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mwaX/
Li
Rong
/muɑX/
Wang
Li
/muɑX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/muɑX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1
No. 8709
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*maːlʔ/
Notes

Definitions[edit]

  1. tiny; insignificant
    /   ―  yāo  ―  small; minute
  2. A surname​.

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ma) (hangeul , revised ma, McCune-Reischauer ma, Yale ma)

  1. small
  2. thin

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ma)

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