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U+627E, 找
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-627E

[U+627D]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+627F]

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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
 

Han characterEdit

(radical 64 +4, 7 strokes, cangjie input 手戈 (QI), four-corner 53050, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 419, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 11851
  • Dae Jaweon: page 766, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1835, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+627E

ChineseEdit

Glyph originEdit

Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*ʔsruː, *ʔsruːʔ, *ʔsruːs
*ʔsruːʔ
*ʔsruːʔ, *ʔsruːs
*ʔsruːʔ

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *ʔsruːʔ): semantic  (hand) + phonetic  (OC *koːl).

Originally a variant form of . Borrowed to mean a similar action.(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

The popular interpretation as a hand () looking for a halberd () is a mnemonic and not the origin of the character.

Etymology 1Edit

simp. and trad.
alt. forms “to seek”

Both “to seek” and “to give change” senses are attested since the Ming dynasty. The etymology is uncertain and it is unclear whether both senses are of the same origin. Compare (zhuǎ) and (zhuā).

PronunciationEdit


Note:
  • chāu/chǎu - vernacular;
  • cháu - literary.
  • Wu
  • Xiang

  • Zhengzhang system (2003)
    Character
    Reading # 1/1
    No. 17661
    Phonetic
    component
    Rime
    group
    Rime
    subdivision
    1
    Corresponding
    MC rime
    Old
    Chinese
    /*ʔsruːʔ/
    Notes

    DefinitionsEdit

    1. to look for; to seek
      Tā juédìng chūqù zhǎo shíwù. [Pinyin]
      He decided to go out to search for food.
      zhǎo guò shāfā hòumiàn le ma? [Pinyin]
      Have you looked behind the sofa?
    2. to ask for somebody; to call on somebody
      /   ―  Yǒu rén lái zhǎo wǒ ma?  ―  Did anybody ask for me?
    3. to give change
      不用  ―  Bùyòng zhǎo le.  ―  Keep the change.
      /   ―  Zhè shì zhǎo nǐ de qián.  ―  Here is your change.
      Zaau2 faan1 nei5 saam1 go3 luk6. [Jyutping]
      $3.60 is your change.
    4. to make up (a deficiency)
    SynonymsEdit
    Dialectal synonyms of (“to look for, to seek, to search for”) [map]
    Variety Location Words
    Classical Chinese
    Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 尋找
    Mandarin Beijing
    Taiwan
    Jinan
    Xi'an
    Wuhan
    Chengdu
    Yangzhou
    Hefei
    Cantonese Guangzhou
    Hong Kong
    Taishan
    Yangjiang
    Gan Nanchang
    Hakka Meixian
    Miaoli (N. Sixian)
    Liudui (S. Sixian)
    Hsinchu (Hailu)
    Dongshi (Dabu)
    Zhuolan (Raoping)
    Yunlin (Zhao'an)
    Jin Taiyuan
    Min Bei Jian'ou
    Min Dong Fuzhou
    Min Nan Xiamen
    Quanzhou
    Zhangzhou
    Taipei
    Kaohsiung
    Tainan
    Taichung
    Hsinchu
    Lukang
    Sanxia
    Yilan
    Kinmen
    Magong
    Penang
    Chaozhou
    Shantou
    Wu Suzhou
    Wenzhou
    Xiang Changsha
    Shuangfeng

    CompoundsEdit

    See alsoEdit

    Etymology 2Edit

    For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“to row; to paddle”).
    (This character, , is a variant form of .)

    JapaneseEdit

    KanjiEdit

    (uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

    1. to look for
    2. to seek
    3. to make change

    ReadingsEdit


    KoreanEdit

    HanjaEdit

    (jo) (hangeul )

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    VietnameseEdit

    Han characterEdit

    (trảo, hoa, quơ, chết,)

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