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TranslingualEdit

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Red Kanji Symbol

EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (person, big) +  (fire) – the color of fire (a person by a fire).

Han characterEdit

(radical 155 +0, 7 strokes, cangjie input 土中弓金 (GLNC), four-corner 40331)

  1. red
  2. bare
  3. communist, red

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1213, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 36993
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1680, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3506, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8D64

SynonymsEdit


CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale chek3, chik3)


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ chhak, Guangdong ts'ak7; tsh'ak7 [Meixian], ch'ak7 [Hailu, Kwangtung], Hagfa Pinyim cag5)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

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KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. red

ReadingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • New Nelson: 5840
  • Halpern: 2193
  • Halpern Learners: 1389
  • Heisig: 1743
  • Tuttle Kanji Dictionary: 3b4.10
  1. Source: EDICT and KANJIDIC files licensed by the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.

CompoundsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana あか, romaji aka)

  1. the colour red

Derived termsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(jeok)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: jeok, McCune-Reischauer: chŏk, Yale: cek)
  • Name (hangeul): 븕을()

MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (ce4), chì (chi4), Wade-Giles ts'e4, ch'ih4)

Usage notesEdit

In modern standard Chinese, "赤" is not common for ordinary use for the meaning of red. Another word is used instead: "紅/红". Here are the examples: 1. 我買了一個紅蘋果/我买了一个红苹果。I bought a red apple. 2. 紅色是用作危險的警告色/红色是用作危险的警告色。Red is used as a warning colour of danger.

"赤" is more commonly used in slogans, poem and coinage for the meaning of red. Here are the examples: 赤色政權/赤色政权(literal meaning: red regime)- communist regime 赤色的晚霞- red sunset clouds 赤字 - (literal meaning: red figures/numbers)- deficit

CompoundsEdit

  • 赤裸裸
  • 赤霉素
  • 赤贫
  • 赤热
  • 赤日
  • 赤色
  • 赤芍
  • 赤身
  • 赤身裸体
  • 赤手
  • 赤手空拳
  • 赤松
  • 赤条精光
  • 赤条条
  • 赤铁矿
  • 赤铜矿
  • 赤县
  • 赤小豆
  • 赤心
  • 赤扬
  • 赤子
  • 赤字 (chìzì)
  • 赤足

Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA tshik (tshik4), tshiah (tshiah4))

ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(xích)

Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 17:54