Last modified on 30 January 2015, at 11:51

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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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

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simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


PronounEdit

  1. she, her

Usage notesEdit

  • Occasionally, may be used for both genders. [1][2]

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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.zdic.net/z/15/js/4ED6.htm]]
  2. ^ http://dict.revised.moe.edu.tw/cgi-bin/newDict/dict.sh?cond=%A5L&pieceLen=50&fld=1&cat=&ukey=192905723&serial=1&recNo=11&op=f&imgFont=1]]

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(tha)

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