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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形) – catching soot in a container over a fire (, ).

黑 黑 黑
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 203 +0, 12 strokes, cangjie input 田土火 (WGF), four-corner 60331)

  1. black
  2. dark
  3. evil, sinister

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1518, character 36
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 48038
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2051, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4743, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9ED1

Cantonese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping hak1, haak1)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ het, Guangdong het7; het8 [Meixian], het7, hek7 [Hong Kong], Hagfa Pinyim hed5)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanjikyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

  1. black

Readings[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Not used in modern Japanese. The shinjitai character is used instead.


Khitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

(kara)

  1. west

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(heuk) (hangeul , revised heuk, McCune-Reischauer hŭk, Yale huk)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (he4), hēi (hei1), Wade-Giles ho4, hei1)

Compounds[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*xək)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ hek (hek4), TLPA hik (hik4))


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hắc)