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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 94 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 大竹人弓大 (KHONK), four-corner 47234, composition)

  1. monkey, ape
  2. monkey-like
  3. naughty child

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 715, character 17
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 20553
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1127, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1358, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+7334

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Dialectal pronunciations ()
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /xou³⁵/
Harbin /xou²⁴/
Tianjin /xou⁴⁵/
Jinan /xou⁴²/
Qingdao /xou⁴²/
Zhengzhou /xou⁴²/
Xi'an /xou²⁴/
Xining /xɯ²⁴/
Yinchuan /xəu⁵³/
Lanzhou /xou⁵³/
Ürümqi /xɤu⁵¹/
Wuhan /xəu²¹³/
Chengdu /xəu³¹/
Guiyang /xəu²¹/
Kunming /xəu³¹/
Nanjing /xəɯ²⁴/
Hefei /xɯ⁵⁵/
Jin Taiyuan /xəu¹¹/
Pingyao /xəu¹³/
Hohhot /xəu³¹/
Wu Shanghai /ɦɤ¹³/
Suzhou /ɦɤ¹³/
Hangzhou /ɦui²¹³/
Wenzhou /ɦou³¹/
Hui Shexian /xiu⁴⁴/
Tunxi /siu⁴⁴/
Xiang Changsha /xəu¹³/
Xiangtan /ɦəɯ¹²/
Gan Nanchang /hɛu²⁴/
Hakka Meixian /heu¹¹/
Taoyuan /heu¹¹/
Cantonese Guangzhou /hɐu²¹/
Nanning /hɐu²¹/
Hong Kong /hɐu²¹/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /hɔ³⁵/
/kau³⁵/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /kau⁵³/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /ke²¹/
Shantou (Min Nan) /kau⁵⁵/
Haikou (Min Nan) /hɔu³¹/
/kau³¹/
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (33)
Final:
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦəu/ /ɣə̯u/ /ɣu/ /ɦəu/ /ɦəw/ /ɣəu/ /ɣəu/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
hóu ‹ huw › /*mə-ɡˤ(r)o/ monkey

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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
5141 0 /*ɡoː/

NounEdit

  1. monkey
  2. (Min Nan) male paramour

SynonymsEdit

VerbEdit

  1. (dialectal) to lean on someone; to pester someone
  2. (dialectal) to squat like a monkey

AdjectiveEdit

  1. (dialectal) naughty; clever
  2. (Min Nan) skinny and dark-skinned; ugly as a monkey

Proper nounEdit

  1. A surname​.

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

  1. monkey

ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(hu) (hangeul , revised hu, McCune-Reischauer hu, Yale hwu)

  1. monkey, macaque

Derived termsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(hầu)

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