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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic 

Han characterEdit

(radical 163 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 卜口弓中 (YRNL), four-corner 07627, composition)

  1. part, division, section

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1272, character 17
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 39460
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1771, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3780, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+90E8

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping bou6, Yale bou6)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

CounterEdit

(hiragana , romaji -bu)

  1. copies of a newspaper or magazine

NounEdit

(hiragana , romaji bu)

  1. division, divide, a part
  2. section, bureau, department

SuffixEdit

(hiragana , romaji -bu)

  1. division, bureau
  2. club
  3. category

Usage notesEdit

This is a level higher than -課 (-か, -ka, department), since for example 部長 (ぶちょう, buchō, division head) is the boss of a 課長 (かちょう, kachō, department head).


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(bu) (hangeul , revised bu, McCune-Reischauer pu, Yale pu)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (bu4), Wade-Giles pu4)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

部 (bộ, , duyên)

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