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U+5DE6, 左
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-5DE6

[U+5DE5]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+5DE7]

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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
 

Han characterEdit

(radical 48, +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 大一 (KM), four-corner 40011, composition𠂇)

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 325, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 8720
  • Dae Jaweon: page 626, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 411, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+5DE6

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

Glyph originEdit

Historical forms of the character
Shang Western Zhou Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han) Liushutong (compiled in Ming)
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Chu Slip and silk script Qin slip script Small seal script Transcribed ancient scripts
           
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*ʔsaːlʔ, *ʔsaːls
*ʔsaːls
*ʔslaːls
*sʰlaːl
*sʰlaːl, *sʰlaːlʔ
*sʰlaːl
*sʰlaːl
*sʰlaːl, *sraːl, *ʔsraːls
*sʰlaːl, *slaːl
*zlaːl
*zlaːl, *ʔsljal, *sʰreːls
*zlaːl
*zlaːl, *sʰral
*zlaːl
*zlaːl, *ʔsljal, *ʔslɯl
*zlaːl, *sʰraːl
*zlaːl, *sʰral, *zral
*slaːlʔ, *sʰral, *sʰlaːɡ
*slaːlʔ
*ʔsljal
*sʰraːl, *sʰraːls, *sʰreːl, *sʰreːl, *sʰreːls, *sʰral
*sʰraːl
*zraːl, *zraːlʔ
*zlals

Originally as 𠂇 in the oracle bone script: Pictogram (象形) – a left hand. Compare (“right hand”).

Late bronze inscription forms show an added (“work; to assist?”) component, i.e. the current form is a phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *ʔsaːlʔ, *ʔsaːls): phonetic 𠂇 + semantic , representing the original form of (OC *ʔsaːls, “to assist”).

PronunciationEdit


Note:
  • Quanzhou:
    • chó - vernacular;
    • chó͘ - literary.
  • Wu

    • Dialectal data
    Variety Location
    Mandarin Beijing /t͡suo˨˩˦/
    Harbin /t͡suo˨˩˧/
    Tianjin /t͡suo˩˧/
    Jinan /t͡suə˨˩/
    Qingdao /t͡suə˨˩˧/
    Zhengzhou /t͡suo˥˧/
    Xi'an /t͡suo˥˧/
    Xining /t͡su˥˧/
    Yinchuan /t͡suə˥˧/
    Lanzhou /t͡suə˦˦˨/
    Ürümqi /t͡suɤ˥˩/
    Wuhan /t͡suo˦˨/
    Chengdu /t͡so˥˧/
    Guiyang /t͡so˦˨/
    Kunming /t͡so˥˧/
    Nanjing /t͡so˨˩˨/
    Hefei /t͡sʊ˨˦/
    Jin Taiyuan /t͡sɤ˥˧/
    Pingyao /t͡ɕie̞˧˥/
    Hohhot /t͡suɤ˥˧/
    Wu Shanghai /t͡su˧˥/
    Suzhou /t͡səu˥˩˧/
    Hangzhou /t͡so˥˧/
    Wenzhou /t͡sɤu˧˥/
    Hui Shexian /t͡so˧˥/
    Tunxi /t͡so˧˩/
    Xiang Changsha /t͡so˦˩/
    Xiangtan /t͡so˦˨/
    Gan Nanchang /t͡so˨˩˧/
    Hakka Meixian /t͡so˧˩/
    Taoyuan /t͡so˧˩/
    Cantonese Guangzhou /t͡sɔ˧˥/
    Nanning /t͡sɔ˧˥/
    Hong Kong /t͡sɔ˧˥/
    Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /t͡so˥˧/
    Fuzhou (Min Dong) /t͡so˧˨/
    Jian'ou (Min Bei) /t͡sɔ˨˩/
    Shantou (Min Nan) /t͡so˥˧/
    Haikou (Min Nan) /to˨˩˧/

    Rime
    Character
    Reading # 1/2 2/2
    Initial () (13) (13)
    Final () (94) (94)
    Tone (調) Rising (X) Departing (H)
    Openness (開合) Open Open
    Division () I I
    Fanqie
    Reconstructions
    Zhengzhang
    Shangfang
    /t͡sɑX/ /t͡sɑH/
    Pan
    Wuyun
    /t͡sɑX/ /t͡sɑH/
    Shao
    Rongfen
    /t͡sɑX/ /t͡sɑH/
    Edwin
    Pulleyblank
    /t͡saX/ /t͡saH/
    Li
    Rong
    /t͡sɑX/ /t͡sɑH/
    Wang
    Li
    /t͡sɑX/ /t͡sɑH/
    Bernard
    Karlgren
    /t͡sɑX/ /t͡sɑH/
    Expected
    Mandarin
    Reflex
    zuǒ zuò
    BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
    Character
    Reading # 1/3 2/3 3/3
    Modern
    Beijing
    (Pinyin)
    zuǒ zuǒ zuǒ
    Middle
    Chinese
    ‹ tsaX › ‹ tsaX › ‹ tsaH ›
    Old
    Chinese
    /*tsˁa[j]ʔ/ /*tsˁa[j]ʔ/ /*tsˁarʔ-s/
    English left (side) assist assist

    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 # 1/2 2/2
    No. 18004 18006
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    1 1
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*ʔsaːlʔ/ /*ʔsaːls/

    DefinitionsEdit

    1. left (direction)
        ―  zuǒshǒu  ―  left hand
    2. east; areas to the east
    3. (historical) inferior position
    4. unorthodox; wrong
    5. erroneously; mistakingly
        ―  Nǐ xiǎng zuǒ le.  ―  You are mistaken.
    6. different; divided; inconsistent
    7. (politics) left-wing
    8. (Sichuan, of singing) out of tune; off-key
    9. (Southwestern Mandarin, including Sichuan) to exchange
    10. A surname​.

    Usage notesEdit

    In communist publications, is usually put in quotation marks when referring to something further to the left of the correct party line.

    AntonymsEdit

    • (yòu, “right”)

    CompoundsEdit


    JapaneseEdit

    KanjiEdit

    (grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

    ReadingsEdit

    Alternative formsEdit

    CompoundsEdit

    Etymology 1Edit

    Kanji in this term
    ひだり
    Grade: 1
    kun’yomi

    /hidari/: *[pidari] → [ɸidari] → [çidari].

    PronunciationEdit

    NounEdit

    (hiragana ひだり, rōmaji hidari)

    1. (direction) left, the side of the left hand
      • 16031604, Nippo Jisho (page 229)
        Fidari. ヒダリ (左) 左手, または, 左の方
      • 1999 August 10, “ふういんされしものひだりうで [Left Arm of the Sealed One]”, in 幻の召喚神 [Phantom God], Konami:
         (ふう) (いん)された (ひだり) (うで) (ふう) (いん) ()くと、 () (げん) (ちから) ()られる。
        Fūinsareta hidariude. Fūin o toku to, mugen no chikara o erareru.
        A sealed left arm. Whosoever breaks the seal shall earn infinite power.
    2. (politics) a leftist
    AntonymsEdit
    Derived termsEdit

    Etymology 2Edit

    Kanji in this term

    Grade: 1
    on’yomi

    Middle Chinese

    PronunciationEdit

    NounEdit

    (hiragana , rōmaji sa)

    1. the left in vertical writing
    2. the following (one)
      • :
        吾輩 (わがはい)はまず (かれ)がどのくらい無学 (むがく)であるかを (ため)してみようと (おも)って ()問答 (もんどう)をして ()た。
        Wagahai wa mazu kare ga dono kurai mugaku de aru ka o tameshite miyō to omotte sa no mondō o shite mita.
        To judge just how uneducated he was, I posed the following question.

    ReferencesEdit

    1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
    2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

    KoreanEdit

    PronunciationEdit

    • Sound: [t͡ɕwɐ]
    • Name: [øn]/[we̞n]

    HanjaEdit

    (jwa)

    1. left (direction)

    Derived termsEdit


    VietnameseEdit

    Han characterEdit

    (tả, )

    1. left (direction)