U+5622, 嘢

CJK Unified Ideographs


Han characterEdit

(Kangxi radical 30, +11, 14 strokes, cangjie input 口田土弓 (RWGN), composition )



Glyph originEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic + phonetic .

Etymology 1Edit

simp. and trad.
alternative forms

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)



  1. (Cantonese, dialectal Hakka, Zhongshan Min) thing; matter; stuff (Classifier: c;  c)
    [Cantonese]  ―  hou2 je5! [Jyutping]  ―  Good stuff! Hooray!
    人哋人哋 [Cantonese]  ―  gong2 jan4 dei6 ge3 je5 [Jyutping]  ―  to talk about other people's stuff
    日本泰國 [Cantonese, trad.]
    日本泰国 [Cantonese, simp.]
    nei5 soeng2 sik6 jat6 bun2 je5 ding6 sik6 taai3 gwok3 je5 aa3? [Jyutping]
    Do you want to eat Japanese food or Thai food?
  2. (Cantonese, derogatory, always with the classifier) guy; fellow; devil (Classifier: c)
    [Cantonese]  ―  nei5 zek3 je5 aa1! [Jyutping]  ―  You bastard!
  3. (Cantonese, euphemistic, always with the classifier) penis (Classifier: c)
  4. (Cantonese, always with the classifier) negative matters caused by or associated with someone (Classifier: c;  c;  c)
    睇穿睇穿 [Cantonese]  ―  tai2 cyun1 keoi5 lung4-2 je5 [Jyutping]  ―  to see through their schemes
  5. (Cantonese, always with the classifier) age of a person, approximating in multiples of tens (only for three or above) (Classifier: c)
    [Cantonese]  ―  saam1 zoeng1 je5 [Jyutping]  ―  thirty-odd years old
  6. (Cantonese) Classifier for occurrences of events.
    唔好但係 [Cantonese, trad.]
    唔好但系 [Cantonese, simp.]
    giu3 zo2 keoi5 m4 hou2 zoi3 zeot1 ngaan5, daan6 hai6 keoi5 hai6 dou1 jiu3 zeot1 do1 gei2 je5 gaa3 wo3. [Jyutping]
    I told him to stop rubbing his eyes, but he still goes on rubbing it a few more times.


Etymology 2Edit

simp. and trad.

The character is found volume 8 of the 40-volume version of the Chinese translation of the Mahāyāna Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra.


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