See also:
U+5509, 唉
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5509

[U+5508]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+550A]

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 30, +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 口戈人大 (RIOK), four-corner 63034, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 192, character 4
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3701
  • Dae Jaweon: page 411, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 1, page 635, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+5509

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

Glyph originEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *qʰlɯː, *qɯː, *qrɯː, *qrɯːʔ): semantic  (mouth) + phonetic  (OC *ɢlɯʔ).

Pronunciation 1Edit


Note: The zero initial /∅-/ is commonly pronounced with a ng-initial /ŋ-/ in some varieties of Cantonese, including Hong Kong Cantonese.

DefinitionsEdit

  1. interjection or grunt of agreement; yes; right

Pronunciation 2Edit


Note: The zero initial /∅-/ is commonly pronounced with a ng-initial /ŋ-/ in some varieties of Cantonese, including Hong Kong Cantonese.

DefinitionsEdit

  1. alas

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. alas

ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ae) (hangeul , revised ae, McCune–Reischauer ae, Yale ay)

  1. ask
  2. answer

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(ai, hãy, hởi, hỡi, hễ, , hơi)

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