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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲):  + .

Simplified from ()

A popular theory consider this character as an ideogramic compound representing the tiredness after work. In ancient China, men were working in the field while women worked in silk farming . This is a mnemonic and not the etymology.

Han characterEdit

(radical 120 +5, 11 strokes, cangjie input 田女戈火 (WVIF), four-corner 60903, composition)

  1. tired
  2. implicate, involve
  3. bother

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 919, character 35
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 27343
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1351, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3381, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+7D2F
  • 2005, William McNaughton, Reading & Writing Chinese: Simplified Character Edition, 2nd Edition, Tuttle, ISBN 978-0804835091, page 10:

ChineseEdit

-
simp. and trad.

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

  1. tired, weary
    [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    Wǒ hěn lèi. [Pinyin]
    I'm very tired.
  2. (of work) hard; tiring
    工作 [MSC, trad.]
    工作 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ bié gōngzuò dé tài lèi. [Pinyin]
    Don't work too hard.
SynonymsEdit
  • (Cantonese)

VerbEdit

  1. to strain, to wear out
    精疲力竭 [MSC, trad.]
    精疲力竭 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā huì lèi dé jīngpílìjié de. [Pinyin]
    He'll wear himself out.

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

  1. continuous, repeated

VerbEdit

  1. to accumulate
    /   ―  lěi  ―  to accumulate
    /   ―  lěi  ―  to accumulate

Etymology 3Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This term, , is the simplified form of .)
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CompoundsEdit

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ru, nu) (hangeul , , revised ru, nu, McCune-Reischauer ru, nu, Yale lwu, nwu)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(luy, luỵ, lủi, luỹ, mệt)

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