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TranslingualEdit

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Japanese form Simplified from .

Han characterEdit

(radical 30 +4, 7 strokes, cangjie input 口女弓金 (RVNC))

  1. one of the Warring States
  2. the territory those states held, around the Yangtze delta
  3. the dialects of that territory, including Suzhounese and Shanghainese
  4. a Chinese surname
  5. a harbor in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 181, character 19
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3365
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: not present, would follow volume 1, page 595, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+5449

ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see .
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

  1. China
  2. to give something, to do something for someone

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
on'yomi

From Middle Chinese ‎(ngu, name of a state). Compare modern Mandarin ().

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana , romaji Go)

  1. Japanese reading of the Chinese surname Wu.
  2. the ancient State of Wu
  3. China, Chinese
    More commonly found in compounds in modern Japanese.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
くれ
Grade: S
kun'yomi

The 連用形 ‎(ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 暮れる ‎(kureru, to set (said of the sun or moon), to get dark), from the way that China lies to the west of Japan, in the direction of the setting sun.[1] Originally referred more specifically to the ancient State of Wu (roughly analogous with the modern Jiangnan region), and later referring to China as a whole.[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji , hiragana くれ, romaji Kure)

  1. (archaic) China, Chinese
    More commonly found in compounds in modern Japanese.
  2. a place name, such as that of Kure City in Hiroshima Prefecture
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
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