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to hold; to contain; to allow; appearance; look; countenance
change; easy; simple
simp. and trad.
(容易)

EtymologyEdit

Rebracketing of 何容 (OC *ɡaːl loŋ leɡ, “how can one + change”) with influence from (OC *leːɡs, “easy”).

何容容易連綴荀子忽然容易後人轉相傳飛矢口 [MSC, trad.]
何容容易连缀荀子忽然容易后人转相传飞矢口 [MSC, simp.]
From: s:zh:通俗編/12
Hàn rén yǐ héróng èr zì yǐn yì zì, róngyì fēi liánzhuì wén, zì Dù shī yǔ fèn ǒu, yòu Yáng 倞 zhù Xúnzǐ yún, hūrán, yán róngyì yě, hòurén suì zhuǎnxiàng chuánfēi, yán yì zhě, shǐkǒu bì jiān yán róng. [Pinyin]
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PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/2
Initial () (36) (36)
Final () (7) (11)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/jɨoŋ/ /jiᴇH/
Pan
Wuyun
/jioŋ/ /jiɛH/
Shao
Rongfen
/ioŋ/ /jɛH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/juawŋ/ /jiə̆H/
Li
Rong
/ioŋ/ /ieH/
Wang
Li
/jĭwoŋ/ /jǐeH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/i̯woŋ/ /ie̯H/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
yóng

AdjectiveEdit

容易

  1. easy; simple
    容易使用  ―  róngyì shǐyòng  ―  to be easy to use
    戒煙想象容易 [MSC, trad.]
    戒烟想象容易 [MSC, simp.]
    Jièyān bǐ wǒ xiǎngxiàng zhōng róngyì duō le. [Pinyin]
    Quitting smoking was easier than I imagined.
  2. likely; liable
    容易發生 / 容易发生  ―  róngyì fāshēng  ―  to be likely to occur
  3. (colloquial, in rhetorical questions and negative sentences) having an easy life
    容易 / 容易  ―  róngyì ma wǒ?  ―  How on earth do you think my life is easy?
  4. (literary) rash; hasty; careless; flippant
  5. (literary) impudent; wanton; unbridled
  6. (literary) negligent; careless

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 容易 (“easy”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 容易
Mandarin Beijing 容易
Taiwan 容易
Jinan 容易
Xi'an 容易
Wuhan 容易, 撇脫, 撩撇
Chengdu 容易, 撇脫
Yangzhou 容易, 便當
Hefei 容易
Cantonese Guangzhou 容易,
Hong Kong 容易,
Yangjiang 容易
Gan Nanchang 容易
Hakka Meixian 容易
Miaoli (N. Sixian)
Liudui (S. Sixian) 容易
Hsinchu (Hailu)
Dongshi (Dabu)
Hsinchu (Raoping)
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Jin Taiyuan 容易
Min Bei Jian'ou 容易
Min Dong Fuzhou 容易,
Min Nan Xiamen , 快便
Quanzhou
Chaozhou
Wu Suzhou 便當
Wenzhou 便當, 便, 容易
Xiang Changsha 易得
Shuangfeng 易得, 容易

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DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (容易):

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
よう
Grade: 5

Grade: 5
on’yomi

Adjectival nounEdit

容易 (-na inflection, hiragana ようい, rōmaji yōi)

  1. easy, simple

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

容易 (hiragana ようい, rōmaji yōi)

  1. ease, simplicity

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

容易 (yong-i) (hangeul 용이)

  1. Hanja form? of 용이 (easiness; simplicity).