Last modified on 22 July 2014, at 12:16
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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (mountain) + phonetic  (cliff).

Alternatively analyzed as Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (cliff) + phonetic 

Han characterEdit

(radical 46 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 山一土土 (UMGG), four-corner 22214, composition)

  1. cliff, precipice
  2. precipitous

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 314, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 8180
  • Dae Jaweon: page 614, character 25
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 778, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+5D16

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping ngaai4, Yale ngaai4)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: S
kun'yomi

NounEdit

(hiragana がけ, romaji gake)

  1. cliff

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (ya2), yái (yai2), Wade-Giles ya2, yai2)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(nhai, day)

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