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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): Radical: () + Phonetic: ( + )

Han characterEdit

(radical 149 +7, 14 strokes, cangjie input 卜口一一口 (YRMMR), four-corner 01661, composition)

  1. language, words
  2. saying, expression

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1163, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 35533
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1628, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3974, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+8A9E

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Jyutping jyu5, Yale yu5)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. A word.
  2. Speech.
  3. Language.
  4. A term.

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Usage notesEdit

Add the suffix -語 to the name of a country to derive the word for that country's language. For example, 日本 (Nihon, "Japan") + = 日本 (Nihongo, "Japanese"); スペイン (Supein, "Spain") + = スペイン (Supeingo, "Spanish"). Note that there are some exceptions to this, such as イギリス (Igirisu, "England") and 英 (Eigo, "English").

SuffixEdit

(hiragana , romaji -go)

  1. language of, -ese, -ish

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(mal) (hangeul , revised mal, McCune-Reischauer mal, Yale mal)
(malsseum) (hangeul 말씀, revised malsseum, McCune-Reischauer malsseum, Yale malsseum)
(eo) (hangeul , revised eo, McCune-Reischauer ŏ, Yale e)
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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin (yu3), Wade-Giles 3)

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CompoundsEdit


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ gú, gí)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(ngữ, ngứ)

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