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U+5622, 嘢
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5622

[U+5621]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5623]

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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

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

ReferencesEdit


ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.
variant forms

Glyph originEdit

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*laːʔ, *ɦljaʔ
*laːʔ
*ljaʔ
*ljaʔ, *hlja, *ɦljaʔ
*l'aʔ
*l'aʔ, *ɦljaʔ
*ɦljaːʔ
*hlja
*hlja, *ɦljaʔ
*la
*la
*la, *laʔ
*las
*las
*las
*las
*las

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

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from (MC jiaX, “affirmation particle”).

PronunciationEdit

DefinitionsEdit

(Cantonese)

  1. thing; matter (Classifier: )
    [Cantonese]  ―  Hou2 je5! [Jyutping]  ―  Good stuff! Hooray!
    人哋 / 人哋 [Cantonese]  ―  gong2 jan4 dei6 ge3 je5 [Jyutping]  ―  (please add an English translation of this example)
  2. stuff; goods; article (Classifier: )
  3. (derogatory) guy; fellow; devil (Classifier: ; )
  4. 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 cyut3 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.

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 東西 (“thing, object”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 東西
Mandarin Beijing 東西
Jinan 東西
Xi'an 東西
Wuhan 東西, 家伙
Chengdu 東西
Yangzhou 東子, 東西
Hefei 東西
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Shunde
Zhongshan (Shiqi)
Doumen (Shangheng Tanka)
Taishan
Dongguan
Shaoguan
Yunfu
Yangjiang
Xinyi
Lianjiang
Nanning
Gan Nanchang 東西
Hakka Meixian 東西
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 東西
Liudui (S. Sixian) 東西
Hsinchu (Hailu) 東西
Dongshi (Dabu) 東西
Hsinchu (Raoping) 東西
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 物件
Huizhou Jixi 物事
Jin Taiyuan 東西
Min Bei Jian'ou 物事
Min Dong Fuzhou
Min Nan Xiamen 物件,
Quanzhou 物件
Zhangzhou 物件
Taipei 物件
Kaohsiung 物仔, 物件
Tainan 物仔, 物件
Taichung 物件
Hsinchu 物件
Lukang , 物件
Sanxia 物件
Yilan 物仔, 物件
Kinmen , 物件
Magong , 物件
Penang 物件
Philippines (Manila) 物件
Chaozhou 物件,
Wu Shanghai 物事
Suzhou 物事
Wenzhou 物事, 物色, 名堂
Xiang Changsha 東西, 家伙
Shuangfeng 東西, 家伙

CompoundsEdit