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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Taiwanese
stroke order
直-torder.gif
Japanese stroke order
直-jbw.png

Alternative formsEdit

Note the different forms, which differ in two respects: simplified does not have a left vertical stroke, while the traditional form has a left vertical stroke; and in simplified form, the top component is connected with the bottom, while in traditional they are separated – this last difference is shared with the related character and the unrelated character . The traditional form and stroke order are used in Japan and Taiwan.

EtymologyEdit

Original (in oracle script) a vertical line emerging from the top of a nose 自, in present form resembles a cross 十 over 目. The line on the side appears in bronze script and subsequently stretched under the 目 shape, while the traditional form appears in seal script. The top component has been relatively unstable, taking on other shapes such as – compare , and different forms of .

Han characterEdit

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

(radical 109 +3, 8 strokes, cangjie input 十月一一 (JBMM), four-corner 40716)

  1. straight, erect, vertical
  2. alignment, aligned, harmonious
  3. (archaic, interchangeable with ) value, worth
  4. (archaic, interchangeable with ) only, solely

Derived charactersEdit

Related charactersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 800, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 23136
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1215, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 61, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+76F4

ChineseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

  1. straight

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative form of .

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

  1. (classical) worth

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit

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KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(jik) (hangeul , revised jik, McCune-Reischauer chik, Yale cik)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(trực, chực, sực)

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