TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 38 +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 女戈人大 (VIOK), four-corner 43434, composition)

  1. to play around, frolic
  2. ancient term of disparagement for women
  3. (dialect) grandmother (used in the word 娭她)
  4. (dialect) honorific for older women (used in the word 娭她)
  5. slave girl, servant girl

ReferencesEdit


CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping aai1, ngaai1, oi1, Yale aai1, ngaai1, oi1)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

  • On: (ki), あい (ai)
  • Kun: たほむれる (tahomureru), はしため (hashitame)

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (xi1), āi (ai1), Wade-Giles hsi1, ai1)

Usage notesEdit

The "" reading is only used with the "to play around" and "ancient term of disparagement for women" definitions. The "āi" reading is only used with the "grandmother", "honorific for older women" and "slave girl, servant girl" definitions.

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 10 January 2014, at 07:48