Last modified on 2 June 2014, at 15:51

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (woman) +  (child)

The widely accepted meaning of this word is that the words "female" (女) and "child" (子) were put together to form a compound, because it was a good thing for women to have a child. However, a broader interpretation is that the second character, 子, also means "of" or "son". So another possibility could be that it meant two children, a boy and a girl next to each other, which is a good fortune to have a boy and a girl. Lastly, it could mean that the "attitude" of a girl was considered good.

Han characterEdit

(radical 38 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 女弓木 (VND), four-corner 47447, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 255, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6053
  • Dae Jaweon: page 518, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1028, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+597D

ChineseEdit

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (好), Pronunciation (1/2)

Initial: 曉 (32)
Final: 豪
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 呼晧切
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/hɑuX/ /xɑuX/ /xɑuX/ /hɑuX/ /hawX/ /xɑuX/ /xɑuX/
Character (好), Pronunciation (2/2)

Initial: 曉 (32)
Final: 豪
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 呼到切
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/hɑuH/ /xɑuH/ /xɑuH/ /hɑuH/ /hawH/ /xɑuH/ /xɑuH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
hǎo ‹ xawX › /*qʰˁuʔ/ good
hào ‹ xawH › /*qʰˁuʔ-s/ love, like (v.)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
4913 1 /*qʰuːʔ/ 由女孩子會意美
4914 1 /*qʰuːs/

AdjectiveEdit

  1. to be good, well
  2. to be nice, kind
  3. to be done, ready
  4. to be good to, easy to
AntonymsEdit

CompoundsEdit

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

  1. to be fond of, to like
  2. to have a tendency to, to be prone to, good to, easy to
  3. (Shanghainese) can, to be able to (equivalent to standard Chinese )

CompoundsEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

  1. (chiefly Cantonese) very


DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (好):


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. fondness; what one likes

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

CompoundsEdit

  • 愛好 (あいこう, aikō)
  • 良好 (りょうこう, ryōkō)
  • 友好 (ゆうこう, yūkō)

Proper nounEdit

(hiragana よしみ, romaji Yoshimi)

  1. A male given name

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(hảo, háo, háu, hão, hếu, hiếu, hấu, hẩu)

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