See also: shi and

TranslingualEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  + , logic of compound unclear. From Old Chinese *deʔ (Baxter-Sagart).

Han characterEdit

(radical 72 +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 日一卜人 (AMYO), four-corner 60801, composition)

  1. indeed, yes, right
  2. to be
  3. demonstrative pronoun, this, that

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 493, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13859
  • Dae Jaweon: page 858, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1497, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+662F

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping si6, Yale si6)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(si)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: si, McCune-Reischauer: si, Yale: si)
  • Name (hangeul): 바를()

MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin shì (shi4), Wade-Giles shih4)

VerbEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin shì)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) is; to be
    泰晤士河英国第二长的河流。
    Tàiwùshì Hé shì Yīngguó dì èr cháng de héliú.
    The River Thames is the second longest river in the UK.

Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA (si7))

ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(thị)


WuEdit

PronunciationEdit

[ʂɨ˥˩]

Alternative formsEdit

Latin Alphabet: sz´

Zhuyin Fuhao: ㄙˊ

Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 20:25