Character
Unicode name CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5187
Code point U+5187
Entity number 冇
Unicode block CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5186] [U+5188]

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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the removal of the two inner strokes from ‎(to have).

Han characterEdit

(radical 13 +2, 4 strokes, cangjie input 大月 (KB) or X大月 (XKB), four-corner 40227, composition𠂇)

ReferencesEdit


ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

Etymology 1Edit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

(dialectal, chiefly Cantonese)

  1. to not have
    女朋友梗係!……或者唔知 [Cantonese, trad.]
    女朋友梗系!……或者唔知 [Cantonese, simp.]
    From: 陳慧嫻, 紅茶館
    Nei5 mou5 neoi5 pang4 jau5? Gang2 hai6 m4 seon3 laa1!...... Waak6 ze2 jau5. Nei5 m4 zi1 ze1. [Jyutping]
    You don't have a girlfriend? Of course I don't believe you! ... Maybe you do have one, but you just don't know it.
  2. to not exist
    理由 [Cantonese, trad. and simp.]
    Mou5 lei5 jau4 gaa3. [Jyutping]
    Impossible.
SynonymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • Originally from Cantonese, the meaning of this character is now passively understood by many Mandarin speakers.

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

  1. (Min Nan, Hakka) empty, hollow, spongy, not sturdy
    [Min Nan]  ―  phàⁿ-chhâ [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]  ―  porous wood
  2. (Min Nan, Hakka) unreliable, undependable, casual
  3. (Min Nan) extravagant, generous
    [Min Nan]  ―  phàⁿ-chhiú [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]  ―  generous
  4. (Hakka) insufficient, lacking

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(mậu)

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