TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 30 +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 口日戈中 (RAIL), four-corner 67020, composition)

  1. chirping of insects
  2. pump

ReferencesEdit


CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

‎(Jyutping zek1, zik1, Yale jek1, jik1)

  1. a final particle

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

‎(Pinyin (ji1), Wade-Giles chi1)

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Usage notesEdit

  • This character derives from , with an added mouth radical to indicate onomatopoeia. It is used in the Poem of Mulan to represent the click-clack or swoosh-woosh of Mulan's weaving. In the version published in The Flowering Plum and the Palace Lady: Interpretations of Chinese Poetry, by Han H. Frankel, Yale University Press (1976), this is transcribed as tsiek-tsiek.

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(tức, )

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