See also:

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (man) + phonetic 

Han characterEdit

(radical 9 +12, 14 strokes, cangjie input 人廿金人 (OTCO), four-corner 22234, composition)

  1. slave, servant, I

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 116, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1094
  • Dae Jaweon: page 247, character 30
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 218, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+50D5

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Jyutping buk6, Yale buk6)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

  • On: ぼく (boku)
  • Kun: しもべ (shimobe), やつがれ (yatsugare)

CompoundsEdit

Pronunciation 1Edit

PronounEdit

(hiragana ぼく, katakana ボク, romaji boku)

  1. I (personal pronoun; implies that the speaker is a young boy or otherwise boyish)
  2. you; he; she (when the person to which this refers uses this term to refer to themselves, or is one who is assumed to use it, such as a young boy)

Usage notesEdit

If used by an adult male, semi-formal; in formal conversation is preferred, while in casual conversation is preferred.

See alsoEdit

Pronunciation 2Edit

NounEdit

(hiragana しもべ, romaji shimobe)

  1. manservant; servant

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(bok) (hangeul , revised bok, McCune-Reischauer pok, Yale pok)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin (pu2), Wade-Giles p'u2)


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*bhuk)


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA po̍k (pok8))

ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(bộc, bọc)

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 18 April 2014, at 12:59