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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 9 +3, 5 strokes, cangjie input 人弓木 (OND), four-corner 27247, composition)

  1. small thing, child
  2. young animal

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 92, character 6
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 367
  • Dae Jaweon: page 195, character 9
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 115, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+4ED4

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

Etymology 1Edit

Cognate with () and . (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Pronunciation 1Edit

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (13)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sɨX/ /t͡siX/ /t͡siəX/ /t͡sɨX/ /t͡sɨX/ /t͡sĭəX/ /t͡sieX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
17858 0 /*ʔslɯʔ/
AdjectiveEdit

  1. (domesticated animals or fowls) young
    /   ―    ―  chick
  2. careful, meticulous
CompoundsEdit
NounEdit

(Taiwan)

  1. (= ()) seed
      ―  cài yóu  ―  rapeseed oil

Pronunciation 2Edit


Alternative formsEdit
NounEdit

(classifier ()) (regional, chiefly Cantonese)

  1. son
    真係 / 真系 [Cantonese]  ―  Nei5 go3 zai2 zan1 hai6 hou2 gwaai1. [Jyutping]  ―  Your son is very well-behaved.
  2. child
    [Cantonese]  ―  naam4 zai2 [Jyutping]  ―  boy
    [Cantonese]  ―  neoi5 zai2 [Jyutping]  ―  girl
  3. young animal
  4. young person of a particular trait or occupation
    [Cantonese]  ―  fei4 zai2 [Jyutping]  ―  fatty
    打工 [Cantonese]  ―  daa2 gung1 zai2 [Jyutping]  ―  young worker

(classifier (tiáo)) (Cantonese)

  1. (slang) boyfriend
SuffixEdit

(chiefly Cantonese)

  1. a diminutive suffix
    [Cantonese]  ―  dang3 zai2 [Jyutping]  ―  small stool
    [Cantonese]  ―  suk1 zai2 [Jyutping]  ―  brother-in-law (husband's younger brother)
  2. a suffix for single-syllable nouns
    [Cantonese]  ―  zoek3 zai2 [Jyutping]  ―  a birdie
CompoundsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Weak form of (kiáⁿ, káⁿ). (Mandarin and Cantonese pronunciations are cognate with () and in words borrowed from Min Nan.)

Alternative formsEdit

  • (ér)
  • (after a name or title, used endearingly, humorously or pejoratively): (ā), ()

PronunciationEdit


SuffixEdit

(chiefly Min Nan)

  1. a diminutive suffix for nouns, adjectives or quantities
    [Min Nan]  ―  gín-á [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]  ―  child
    小叔 [Min Nan]  ―  sió-chek-á [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]  ―  brother-in-law (husband's younger brother)
    勻勻 / 匀匀 [Min Nan]  ―  ûn-ûn-á [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]  ―  slowly
    小可 [Min Nan]  ―  sió-khuá-á [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]  ―  a little bit
    /   ―    ―  Taiwanese opera
  2. a suffix that converts a verb or adjective into a noun
    [Min Nan]  ―  bín-á [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]  ―  brush
    [Min Nan]  ―  é-á [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]  ―  shorty
  3. a suffix placed after a name or title, used endearingly, humorously or pejoratively
SynonymsEdit
  • (Mandarin) ()

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Weak form of (kah, kap, “and”).

PronunciationEdit

InterfixEdit

(Min Nan)

  1. an interfix placed between two nouns to show the relationship between the two objects
      ―  ang-á-bó͘  ―  husband and wife

Etymology 4Edit

Weak form of (pah, “hundred”).

PronunciationEdit

InterfixEdit

(Min Nan)

  1. an interfix placed between two numbers to denote the value of 100, i.e. x y = 100x + 10y
      ―  saⁿ-á-gō͘  ―  three hundred fifty

Etymology 5Edit

Weak form of (tòaⁿ, “dawn”).

PronunciationEdit


InterfixEdit

(Min Nan)

  1. an interfix used limitedly in certain temporal location adverbs
      ―  kin-á-ji̍t  ―  today
      ―  bîn-á-chài  ―  today

Etymology 6Edit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

(Hakka)

  1. a suffix used after nouns
    / [Hakka]  ―  su-é [Pha̍k-fa-sṳ]  ―  tree
  2. a suffix that makes a derogatory slur
    阿山 [Hakka]  ―  â-sân-é [Pha̍k-fa-sṳ]  ―  Mainlander

Etymology 7Edit

PronunciationEdit

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (13)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡sɨ/ /t͡si/ /t͡siə/ /t͡sɨ/ /t͡sɨ/ /t͡sĭə/ /t͡sie/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
17855 0 /*ʔslɯ/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. Only used in 仔肩.

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KanjiEdit

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

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HanjaEdit

‎(ja) (hangeul , revised ja, McCune-Reischauer cha)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(tử, tể)

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