ChineseEdit

 
ability; talent; endowment
ability; talent; endowment; gift; an expert; only (then); only if; just
 
ability; can; may
ability; can; may; capable; energy; able
trad. (才能)
simp. #(才能)

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/4
Initial () (15) (8)
Final () (41) (129)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/d͡zʌi/ /nəŋ/
Pan
Wuyun
/d͡zəi/ /nəŋ/
Shao
Rongfen
/d͡zɒi/ /nəŋ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/d͡zəj/ /nəŋ/
Li
Rong
/d͡zᴀi/ /nəŋ/
Wang
Li
/d͡zɒi/ /nəŋ/
Bernard
Karlgren
/d͡zʱɑ̆i/ /nəŋ/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
cái néng
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
coi4 nang4
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 3/3
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
cái néng
Middle
Chinese
‹ dzoj › ‹ nong ›
Old
Chinese
/*[dz]ˁə/ /*nˁə(ʔ)/ (~ *nˁəŋ)
English talent, ability able; ability

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 3/4
No. 1061 9415
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*zlɯː/ /*nɯːŋ/

NounEdit

才能

  1. ability; talent; competence

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (才能):
  • Japanese: 才能(さいのう) (sainō)
  • Korean: 재능 (才能, jaeneung)
  • Vietnamese: tài năng (才能)

Related termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
さい
Grade: 2
のう
Grade: 5
on’yomi

NounEdit

(さい)(のう) (sainō

  1. ability, talent
    才能(さいのう)(まず)しい
    sainō ga mazushii
    I'm poor in ability.
    才能(さいのう)()ばす
    sainō o nobasu
    I will extend my abilities.

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

才能 (jaeneung) (hangeul 재능)

  1. Hanja form? of 재능 (talent, ability).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

才能

  1. Hán tự form of tài năng (talent).