한자

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 漢字, from (China) + (character), with compound/genitive tensing applied.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈha̠(ː)ɲt͡ɕ͈a̠]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?hanja
Revised Romanization (translit.)?hanja
McCune–Reischauer?hancha
Yale Romanization?hānqca

Noun[edit]

한자 (hanja) (hanja 漢字)

  1. hanja (Chinese characters borrowed from Chinese and incorporated into the Korean language with Korean pronunciation)
  2. Chinese character; Han character (any character used in the written form of several languages of China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam)

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