Last modified on 14 November 2014, at 13:35
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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Japanese stroke order
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Stroke order
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Japanese
stroke order
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Han characterEdit

(radical 100 +0, 5 strokes, cangjie input 竹手一 (HQM), four-corner 25100)

  1. life, living, lifetime
  2. birth

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 754, character 26
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 21670
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1162, character 4
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2575, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+751F

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (生), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 生 (21)
Final: 庚
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 所庚切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʃɣæŋ/ /ʂɐŋ/ /ʃɐŋ/ /ʃɯaŋ/ /ʂaɨjŋ/ /ʃɐŋ/ /ʃaŋ/
Character (生), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 生 (21)
Final: 庚
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 所敬切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʃɣæŋH/ /ʂɐŋH/ /ʃɐŋH/ /ʃɯaŋH/ /ʂaɨjŋH/ /ʃɐŋH/ /ʃaŋH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
shēng ‹ sraeng › /*sreŋ (MC srj- > sr-; or *s.reŋ ?)/ bear, be born; live
shēng ‹ sraeng › /*sreŋ/ fresh, raw
shēng ‹ srjaeng › /*sreŋ (or *s.reŋ ?)/ bear, be born; live

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
11312 0 /*sʰleːŋ/
11322 0 /*sreŋs/

NounEdit

  1. gentleman
  2. student
  3. actor or a male character, especially in Chinese operas
  4. Mr (see 先生)

VerbEdit

  1. to give birth; to bear
  2. to be born
  3. to grow
  4. to light (a fire)

AdjectiveEdit

  1. raw; uncooked

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana なま, romaji nama)

  1. raw
    生卵 (なまたまご)
    Nama tamago.
    A raw egg.
     (にく) (なま)のまま ()べると、 (はら) (こわ)すことがある。
    niku o nama no mama taberu to, hara o kowasu koto ga aru.
    You may have a stomachache if you eat raw meat.
  2. fresh, draft
     (なま)クリーム。
    Nama kurīmu.
    Fresh cream.
     (なま)ビール。
    Nama bīru.
    Draft beer.

PrefixEdit

(hiragana なま, romaji nama-)

  1. live
  2. raw, uncooked, rare
  3. natural, unprocessed

SuffixEdit

(hiragana せい, romaji -sei)

  1. a student
    受験生 (じゅけんせい)
    juken-sei
    examinee

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(saeng)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: saeng, McCune-Reischauer: saeng, Yale: sayng)
  • Name (hangeul): 나다 (revised: nada, McCune-Reischauer: nada, Yale: nata)
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  2. fresh

CompoundsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(sinh, sanh, siêng, xênh, xinh)

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