TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 64 +4, 7 strokes, cangjie input 手日山 (QAU), four-corner 57017)

  1. hold, take
  2. guard
  3. regard as

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 420, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 11874
  • Dae Jaweon: page 768, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1845, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+628A

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale ba2)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(pa) (hangeul , revised pa, McCune-Reischauer p'a, Yale pha)


MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (ba3), Wade-Giles pa3)

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. measure word for anything that can be held in one's hand
    (Pinyin sān dāo, three knives)
  2. handle

VerbEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) a special type of helping verb which, when placed in front of the object of a sentence, allows for the object of the sentence to be placed before the verb. This allows for greater flexibility in complex sentence construction.
    桌子
    dāo fàng zài zhuōzi shàng
    he put the knife on the table (literal word order of original: he knife put at table top)
  2. (prefix) to guard; to have control over
    把守 (Pinyin bǎshǒu, to guard; to defend)
    把握 (Pinyin bǎwò, to grasp; to control; to master)

See alsoEdit

special helping verb

Min NanEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, POJ or )

  1. handle

VerbEdit

(traditional and simplified, POJ or )

  1. (prefix) to guard; to have control over
    把守 (POJ pá-siú, to guard; to defend)
    把握 (POJ pá-ak, to grasp; to control; to master)

ReferencesEdit

  • "" (in Taiwanese/English), On-line Taiwanese/Mandarin Dictionary (台文/華文線頂辭典). URL accessed on 2011-01-29.

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(bả, , bạ, bỡ, bữa, vả, , vỗ, , bẻ, bửa, lả, sấp, trả)

Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 13:53