See also:

TranslingualEdit

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

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Han characterEdit

(radical 30 +13, 16 strokes, cangjie input 口口戈大口 (RRIKR), four-corner 66663, composition)

  1. receptacle, vessel
  2. instrument

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 210, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 4349
  • Dae Jaweon: page 432, character 26
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 690, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+5668

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping hei3, Yale hei3)


JapaneseEdit

Ryakuji for 器.

KanjiEdit

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

Usage notesEdit

Often used interchangeably with (, ki) – with same reading き, ki – in compounds to indicate “machine”, with the subtlety that 器 implies a smaller device, say hand-held, while 機 implies a larger machine, such as an airplane. Compare 食器 (しょっき, shokki, tableware) with 飛行機 (ひこうき, hikōki, airplane)

NounEdit

(hiragana うつわ, romaji utsuwa)

  1. container, vessel
  2. talent, caliber

SuffixEdit

(hiragana , romaji -ki)

  1. device, instrument
  2. container

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(gi) (hangeul , revised gi, McCune-Reischauer ki)


MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (qi4), Wade-Giles ch'i4)

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. device; tool; utensil; ware
    器具 (qìjù)
  2. (medicine) organ
    器官 (qìguān)
  3. capacity; tolerance
    器量 (qìliàng)
  4. talent; ability
    大器晚成 (dàqìwǎnchéng)

VerbEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. (literary) to think highly of
    器重 (qìzhòng)

CompoundsEdit


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(kyì)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(khí)

Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 17:09