Last modified on 21 December 2014, at 04:44

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 30 +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 口一一口 (RMMR), X口一一口 (XRMMR), four-corner 61061, composition)

  1. hold in mouth
  2. bite

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 193, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3741
  • Dae Jaweon: page 413, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 627, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+5514

ChineseEdit

hold in mouth; bite
simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

  1. (Cantonese) Put before a verb to make it negative.
    好意思記得 [Guangzhou Cantonese, trad.]
    好意思记得 [Guangzhou Cantonese, simp.]
    M4hou2 ji3 si1, ngo5 m4 gei3 dak1. [Jyutping]
    Sorry, I don't remember
    知道游水池邊度 [Guangzhou Cantonese, trad.]
    知道游水池边度 [Guangzhou Cantonese, simp.]
    Nei5 zi1 m4 zi1 dou3 jau4 seoi2 ci4 hai2 bin1 dou6 aa3? [Jyutping]
    Do you know where the swimming pool is?
  2. (Cantonese) Particle of hesitation, of thinking.
    不如餐廳!」 [Guangzhou Cantonese, trad.]
    不如餐厅!” [Guangzhou Cantonese, simp.]
    "M4... bat1 jyu4 heoi3 go2 gaan1 caan1 teng1 aa1!" [Jyutping]
    Well... let's go to that restaurant!
  3. (Cantonese) Particle of agreement.
    咁樣?」「。」 [Guangzhou Cantonese, trad.]
    咁样?”“。” [Guangzhou Cantonese, simp.]
    "Gam2 joeng6 dak1 m4 dak1 aa3?" "M4." [Jyutping]
    "Is this OK now?" "Yes."

Usage notesEdit

  • In Chinese, questions are formed by following the negative version of the verb after a verb. For example, "Do you know?" in Chinese would literally mean "You know don't know?".

SynonymsEdit

  • (Mandarin)

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(ngô)

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