Last modified on 22 June 2014, at 18:17

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (female, woman) + phonetic . Originally a variant of ("elder sister"), later repurposed as a feminine third-person pronoun. Linguist Liu Bannong is credited with coining this use in September 1920.

Han characterEdit

(radical 38 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 女心木 (VPD), four-corner 44412, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 255, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6046
  • Dae Jaweon: page 518, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1029, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+5979

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


PronounEdit

  1. she, her
    • 去了。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.] qù le. [Pinyin]She went away.
    • 認識 [trad.] / 认识 [simp.]Wǒ rènshi . [Pinyin] — I know her.
    • Genesis 3:12
      那人说,你所赐给我,与我同居的女人,她把那树上的果子给我,我就吃了。
      Nà rén shuō , nǐ suǒ cìgĕi wǒ , yǔ wǒ tóngjū de nǚrén , tā bà nà shù shàng de guǒzi gĕi wǒ , wǒ jiù chī le .
      And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

See alsoEdit

  • (Classical Chinese, gender and number neutral - he, she, it, they)
  • (Min Nan, Wu, gender neutral - he, she, it)
  • (Cantonese, gender neutral - he, she, it) ,
  • he, him
  • it
  • he (deity)
  • it (animal)

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(tha)

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