漢字

See also: 汉字

Contents

ChineseEdit

Chinese; name of a dynasty
 
letter; symbol; character; word
trad. (漢字)
simp. (汉字)

EtymologyEdit

  • From (hàn, “Han, Chinese”) + (, “character, symbol, letter”)

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (漢字, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (32)
Final:
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/hɑnH/ /xɑnH/ /xɑnH/ /hɑnH/ /hanH/ /xɑnH/ /xɑnH/
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (15)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/d͡zɨH/ /d͡zʱiH/ /d͡ziəH/ /d͡zɨH/ /d͡zɨH/ /d͡zĭəH/ /d͡zieH/

NounEdit

漢字

  1. Chinese character, Han character, hanzi, kanji (Japanese), hanja (Korean), Hán tự/Han tu (Vietnamese)

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (漢字):

Others


JapaneseEdit

Japanese Wikipedia has an article on:
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漢字 (kanji): Chinese characters, showing the traditional Chinese script on the left, and simplified on the right.
Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 3

Grade: 1
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese compound 漢字 ‎(hɑnH d͡zɨH, literally Han Chinese + character). Compare modern Mandarin 漢字汉字 (hànzì).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

漢字 ‎(hiragana かんじ, romaji kanji)

  1. kanji
    Literally meaning “Chinese characters”, kanji are ideographic or logographic characters used in Japan, mostly borrowed directly from Chinese. Kanji include some characters created in Japan from originally Chinese elements, and other characters that were modified over time into distinctly Japanese forms. Contrast with 仮名 ‎(kana), uniquely Japanese phonetic characters derived either from cursive forms of kanji (平仮名 ‎(hiragana)) or from specific parts of kanji (片仮名 ‎(katakana)).

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

漢字 ‎(hanja) ‎(hangeul 한자)

  1. Hanja form? of 한자, “Chinese characters, hanja”.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

漢字

  1. Hán tự form of Hán tự, "Chinese character"
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