Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 14:25
See also: and

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Han characterEdit

(radical 51 +10, 13 strokes, cangjie input 十十人一十 (JJOMJ), four-corner 48441, composition𠦝𠆢)

  1. noun: trunk of tree or of human body
  2. verb: (to) do
  3. (slang): fuck, to have sex with (originated in Taiwan, but is gaining popularity in mainland China)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 341, character 9
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 9183
  • Dae Jaweon: page 650, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 409, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+5E79

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Jyutping gon3, Yale gon3)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

NounEdit

Yellow birch trunk.jpg

(hiragana みき, romaji miki)

  1. a tree trunk
ReadingsEdit
CompoundsEdit

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(gan) (hangeul , revised gan, McCune-Reischauer kan)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin gàn (gan4), Wade-Giles kan4)

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NounEdit

(traditional, Pinyin gàn, simplified )

  1. trunk
  2. main part

VerbEdit

(traditional, Pinyin gàn, simplified )

  1. to do
    你在什么? nǐ zài gàn shénme?
    What are you doing?
  2. to work
    干活 to work
    你是什么的? nǐ shì gàn shénmede?
    What is your 'job?
  3. to interfere
    干涉 to interfere, to meddle; 干扰 interference
  4. (vulgar, colloquial) to engage in sexual intercourse, to fuck
    干你妈! gàn nǐ mā!
    Fuck you!
  5. (vulgar, colloquial) to kill
CompoundsEdit

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(cán)

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