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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Han characterEdit

(radical 9 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 人一弓口 (OMNR), four-corner 21220, composition)

  1. what, why, where, which, how
  2. a surname

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 98, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 511
  • Dae Jaweon: page 208, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 130, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+4F55

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping ho4, ho6, Yale ho4, ho6)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. what

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CompoundsEdit

InterjectionEdit

(hiragana なに, romaji nani)

  1. What?, Huh?

PronounEdit

(hiragana なに, romaji nani)

(hiragana なん, romaji nan)

  1. what
  2. that thing (used in place of words you can't remember at the moment.)

Derived termsEdit

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KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ha) (hangeul , revised ha, McCune-Reischauer ha)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (he2), Wade-Giles ho2)

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Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • (Hokkien dialect) Tagalog: Ho

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(, )

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