TranslingualEdit

Stroke order

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Originally a variant form of . Borrowed to mean a similar action.

The popular interpretation as a hand looking for an halberd is a mnemonic and not an etymology.

Han characterEdit

(radical 64 +4, 7 strokes, cangjie input 手戈 (QI), four-corner 53050, composition)

  1. search, seek, look for
  2. find

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 419, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 11851
  • Dae Jaweon: page 766, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1835, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+627E

ReferencesEdit

  • "找 etymology" (in Mandarin/English), YellowBridge. URL accessed on 2014-02-18.

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale jaau2)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(jo) (hangeul , revised jo, McCune-Reischauer cho, Yale co)


MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin zhǎo (zhao3), zhěng (zheng3), Wade-Giles chao3, cheng3)

VerbEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin zhǎo)

  1. to look for, to seek
    他决定出去食物。
    tā juédìng chūqù zhǎo shíwù
    He decided to go out to search for food.
  2. to ask for somebody, to call on somebody
    有人来我没有?
    yǒu rén lái zhǎo wǒ méiyǒu
    Did anybody ask for me ?
  3. to give change
    这是你的钱。
    zhè shì zhǎo nǐ de qián
    Here is your change.
    不用
    bùyòng zhǎo le
    Keep the change

CompoundsEdit

  • 找别扭
  • 找病
  • 找补
  • 找不自在
  • 找碴儿
  • 找岔子
  • 找刺儿
  • 找倒霉
  • 找对象
  • 找借口
  • 找乐子
  • 找麻烦
  • 找没趣儿
  • 找便宜
  • 找平
  • 找婆家
  • 找齐
  • 找钱
  • 找窍门
  • 找事
  • 找死
  • 找台阶儿
  • 找头
  • 找寻
  • 找辙
  • 找主, 找主儿

ReferencesEdit

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-14.
  • "Jukuu" (in Mandarin/English), Jukuu. URL accessed on 2014-04-06.

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(hoa, quơ, chết, trảo)

Last modified on 6 April 2014, at 20:41