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TranslingualEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Simplified from  ( → ).

In current form Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (shell, money) – a kind of payment. 任 has meaning of “duty, employment”, so connotations of “money paid for employment (hire)” or “money that one has a duty to pay (rent)”.

Han characterEdit

(radical 154 +6, 10 strokes, cangjie input 人土月人 (OGBO))

  1. rent, hire
  2. hired person

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(traditional , Yale yam6)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , Pinyin rèn (ren4), Wade-Giles jen4)

Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 02:50