See also:

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
耳-bw.png
Japanese stroke order
耳-jbw.png
Stroke order
耳-order.gif

Alternative formsEdit

When part of a compound character, particularly as the left radical, the bottom horizontal stroke may not cross at bottom right. This is a script variant, found for example in Japanese .

EtymologyEdit

Pictogram (象形) – an ear. The opening of the ear becomes the surrounding box 口, the cartilage inside the ear yields the lines 二, while the earlobe becomes the lower right corner 十.

耳 耳 耳 耳
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han characterEdit

(radical 128 +0, 6 strokes, cangjie input 尸十 (SJ), four-corner 10400)

  1. ear
  2. (archaic) merely; only (when placed at the end of a phrase)
  3. handle

Derived charactersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 965, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 28999
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1413, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2783, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8033

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping ji5, Yale yi5)


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ nyi2, Guangdong ngi3, Hagfa Pinyim ngi3)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana みみ, romaji mimi)

  1. an ear; ears
    がかゆいのです。
    みみがかゆいのです。
    Mimi ga kayui no desu.
    My ear is itchy.
  2. of bread, the crust

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(i)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: i, McCune-Reischauer: i, Yale: i)
  • Name (hangeul): ()

MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin ěr (er3), Wade-Giles erh3)

CompoundsEdit


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*njiə̌)


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA ní (ni2), hīnn (hinn7), hī (hi7))

ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(nhĩ, nhải, nhãi)

Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 17:51