See also: and

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Pictogram (象形) – a child (top is head, bottom is body with arms); variant of , notably in .

Originally had 十 on the bottom, current form graphically  + .

In sense “dull, stupid”, sense is from “child-like, simple like a child”.

Han characterEdit

(radical 30 +4, 7 strokes, cangjie input 口木 (RD), four-corner 60904, composition)

  1. stay
  2. dull
  3. dull-minded, simple, stupid

Derived charactersEdit

Related charactersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 181, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3395
  • Dae Jaweon: page 399, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 585, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+5446

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping daai1, ngoi4, Yale daai1, ngoi4)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. amazed, disgusted, shocked

ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(mae, tae, bo) (hangeul [[, , ]], revised mae, tae, bo, McCune-Reischauer mae, t'ae, po)


MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin dāi (dai1), bǎo (bao3), ái (ai2), Wade-Giles tai1, pao3, ai2)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(ngốc)

Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 13:23