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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ‘tree’ + ‘children’, because of the plum tree's prolific breeding or because it was popular with children.

Han characterEdit

(radical 75 +3, 7 strokes, cangjie input 木弓木 (DND), four-corner 40407, composition)

  1. plum tree
  2. the fruit of the plum
  3. judge
  4. a surname, listed fourth in the Baijiaxing

Usage notesEdit

In mainland China or among its expatriates, this name is generally romanized "Li" in accordance with the Hanyu Pinyin system. Although an identical transliteration is used in Wade-Giles, similarity to the English name has made the romanization "Lee" more common in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 511, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14459
  • Dae Jaweon: page 895, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1162, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+674E

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping lei5, Yale lei5)

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HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ lí (li2), Guangdong li3, Hagfa Pinyim li3)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

  1. plum

ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana すもも, romaji sumomo)

  1. plum (Prunus salicina)

Alternative formsEdit

Proper nounEdit

(katakana , hiragana , romaji Ri)

  1. Japanese reading of the Chinese or Korean surname.

(katakana リー, hiragana りい, romaji )

  1. Japanese reading of the Chinese surname.

(katakana , hiragana , romaji I)

  1. Japanese reading of the Korean surname.

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Mandarin (plum).

PronunciationEdit

  • (North Korea) IPA(key): [ɾiː]
  • (South Korea) IPA(key): [iː]

HanjaEdit

(ri, i)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): ,  (revised: Lee, (NK) ri, Rhee, (SK) i, I, McCune-Reischauer: (NK) ri, (SK) i, Yi, Yale: (NK) li, (SK) i)
  • Name (hangeul): 자두(Jadu)()
  1. (North Korea) , (South Korea) : the second most common surname in Korea
  2. (North Korea) , (South Korea) : plum

MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (li3), (Li3), Wade-Giles li3, Li3)

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. plum

Proper nounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. A surname​. Li

Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*liə̌)

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Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ Lí (li2))

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DescendantsEdit

  • (Hokkien dialect) Tagalog: Sy

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(, , )

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