See also:

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

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

Han characterEdit

(radical 1 +4, 5 strokes, cangjie input 心廿 (PT), four-corner 44717)

  1. generation
  2. world
  3. era

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 77, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 31
  • Dae Jaweon: page 155, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 14, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+4E16

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping sai3, Yale sai3)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

CounterEdit

(hiragana せい, romaji -sei)

  1. generations

NounEdit

(hiragana , romaji yo)

  1. world, society
  2. generation, age

SuffixEdit

(hiragana せい, romaji -sei)

  1. (geology) epoch

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(se)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: se, McCune-Reischauer: se, Yale: sey)
  • Name (hangeul): 인간 (revised: in-gan, McCune-Reischauer: in'gan)

ReferencesEdit


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin shì (shi4), Wade-Giles shih4)


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*shiɛì)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(thế, thá, thé, thể)

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 17:54