See also: , , , and

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Ideogram (指事) 千 is a pictograph of a person (compare the form of used in combinations, ) with a line drawn near shin to indicate an extension (see the etymologies of and ). 千 has the meaning one thousand because one thousand is a number that is reached by extending one's counting.

Han characterEdit

(radical 24 +1, 3 strokes, cangjie input 竹十 (HJ), four-corner 20400, composition丿)

  1. thousand
  2. many, numerous
  3. very

See alsoEdit

  • Chinese Numeral
    Last: ; Next: , .

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 155, character 19
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 2697
  • Dae Jaweon: page 351, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 59, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5343

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping cin1, Yale chin1)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana , romaji chi)

  1. thousand

NumberEdit

(hiragana せん, romaji sen)

  1. thousand

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(cheon)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: cheon, McCune-Reischauer: ch'ŏn)
  • Name (hangeul): 일천()

MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin qiān (qian1), Wade-Giles ch'ien1)

CompoundsEdit

See alsoEdit


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ chheng (chheng1), chhian (chhian1))


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(thiên)

Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 12:09