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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 9 +15, 17 strokes, cangjie input 人一月水 (OMBE), four-corner 21247, composition)

  1. superior, excellent
  2. actor

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 120, character 28
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1261
  • Dae Jaweon: page 254, character 26
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 233, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+512A

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Jyutping jau1, Yale yau1)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. a person with lithe movements
  2. kind (adj.)
  3. surpass
  4. rich; wealthy
    1. enough amount for certain thing
    2. the best grade on school results

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

  • 優性 (ゆうせい, yūsei)
  • 優生
  • 優先 (ゆうせん, yūsen)
  • 優待 (ゆうたい, yūtai)
  • 優退 (ゆうたい, yūtai)
  • 優男
  • 優長 (ゆうちょう, yūchō)
  • 優等 (ゆうとう, yūtō)
  • 優曇華 (うどんげ, udonge)
  • 優美 (ゆうび, yūbi)
  • 優々閑々, 優優閑閑 (ゆうゆうかんかん, yūyūkankan)
  • 優利 (ゆうり, yūri)
  • 優良 (ゆうりょう, yūryō)
  • 優劣 (ゆうれつ, yūretsu)
  • 優諚 (ゆうじょう, yūjō)
  • 優男 (やさおとこ, yasaotoko)

ReferencesEdit

  • New Nelson: 334
  • Halpern: 177
  • Halpern Learners: 130
  • Heisig: 993
  • Tuttle Kanji Dictionary: 2a15.1
  1. Source: EDICT and KANJIDIC files licensed by the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.

AdverbEdit

(hiragana ゆう, romaji )

  1. enough, amply
  2. easily, skillfully

NounEdit

(hiragana ゆう, romaji )

  1. A (letter grade); excellence
  2. gentleness

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana まさる, romaji Masaru)

  1. A male given name

(hiragana ゆう, romaji )

  1. A female given name

Related termsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin yōu (you1), Wade-Giles yu1)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(ưu)

Last modified on 11 August 2013, at 19:51