Last modified on 20 July 2014, at 04:53

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 85 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 水一 (EM), four-corner 31110, composition)

DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 606, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 17140
  • Dae Jaweon: page 999, character 13
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1551, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+6C5F

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (江), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 江
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 古雙切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kɣʌŋ/ /kɔŋ/ /kɔŋ/ /kɯɔŋ/ /kaɨwŋ/ /kɔŋ/ /kɔŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
jiāng ‹ kæwng › /*kˁroŋ/ (Yangzi) river
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
3995 0 /*kroːŋ/

NounEdit

  1. (geography) The Yangtze River.
  2. (geography, by extension) A river.

Usage notesEdit

The original Chinese word for "river" was , literally "water". In time, the proper name was used as a word for rivers and its original bearer distinguished as the 黄河 ("Yellow River"). Similarly, was originally the name of the Yangtze River and then applied broadly as a generic word for rivers. In modern Chinese, are usually the larger rivers, are smaller rivers or creeks, and are brooks and streams; but there are many exceptions to this general pattern owing to historical reasons.

See alsoEdit

Proper nounEdit

  1. A surname​. Jiang (mainland China, Taiwan), Gong (Hong Kong)

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

  1. creek
  2. bay

ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana , romaji e)

  1. inlet
  2. bay

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(gang) (hangeul , revised gang, McCune-Reischauer kang, Yale kang)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(giang, giăng, nhăng, gianh)

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