See also: 小説 and 小说

ChineseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
small; tiny; few; young
to speak; to say; persuade (politically)
trad. (小說)
simp. (小说)

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 3/3
Initial () (16) (26)
Final () (91) (82)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Closed
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/siᴇuX/ /ɕiuᴇt̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/siɛuX/ /ɕʷiɛt̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/sjæuX/ /ɕjuæt̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/siawX/ /ɕwiat̚/
Li
Rong
/siɛuX/ /ɕiuɛt̚/
Wang
Li
/sĭɛuX/ /ɕĭuɛt̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/si̯ɛuX/ /ɕi̯wɛt̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
xiǎo shuo
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
xiǎo shuō
Middle
Chinese
‹ sjewX › ‹ sywet ›
Old
Chinese
/*[s]ewʔ/ /*l̥ot/
English small speak, explain

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter–Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 2/3
No. 13705 2571
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2 3
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*smewʔ/ /*hljod/
Notes

NounEdit

小說

  1. fiction (including novels, novellas, short stories and flash fiction) (Classifier: ; )
    電影改編著名同名小說 [MSC, trad.]
    电影改编著名同名小说 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè bù diànyǐng gǎibiān zì zhùmíng de tóngmíng xiǎoshuō. [Pinyin]
    The film is adapted from the well-known novel of the same name.
    從來沒有想到小說作者 [MSC, trad.]
    从来没有想到小说作者 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ cónglái méiyǒu xiǎngdào tā shì nà běn xiǎoshuō de zuòzhě. [Pinyin]
    It never occurred to me that he was the author of that novel.
  2. (literary) petty words
    小說縣令大達 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
    小说县令大达 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
    From: Zhuangzi, circa 3rd – 2nd centuries BCE
    Shì xiǎoshuō yǐ gān xuánlìng, qí yú dàdá yì yuǎn yǐ. [Pinyin]
    (please add an English translation of this example)
  3. (literary) miscellaneous book (clarification of this definition is needed)
Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (小說):

Etymology 2Edit

 
small; tiny; few; young
joy (original character of )
trad. (小說)
simp. (小说)

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 2/3
Initial () (16) (36)
Final () (91) (82)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Closed
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/siᴇuX/ /jiuᴇt̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/siɛuX/ /jʷiɛt̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/sjæuX/ /juæt̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/siawX/ /jwiat̚/
Li
Rong
/siɛuX/ /iuɛt̚/
Wang
Li
/sĭɛuX/ /jĭuɛt̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/si̯ɛuX/ /i̯wɛt̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
xiǎo yuè
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 3/3
No. 13705 2577
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2 3
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*smewʔ/ /*lod/
Notes

NounEdit

小說

  1. (literary) little joy

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 1
せつ
Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

NounEdit

小說(しょうせつ) (shōsetsu) (kyūjitai kanji, shinjitai kanji 小説)

  1. Kyūjitai form of 小説 (novel; story; fiction)

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

小說 (soseol) (hangeul 소설)

  1. Hanja form? of 소설 (a novel or novels).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

小說

  1. Hán tự form of tiểu thuyết (novel).