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as if; still beforehand; prepare; Henan Province (abbrev.)
trad. (猶豫)
simp. (犹豫)
variant forms

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/3 1/1
Initial () (36) (36)
Final () (136) (22)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/jɨu/ /jɨʌH/
Pan
Wuyun
/jiu/ /jiɔH/
Shao
Rongfen
/iəu/ /iɔH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/juw/ /jɨə̆H/
Li
Rong
/iu/ /iɔH/
Wang
Li
/jĭəu/ /jĭoH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/i̯ə̯u/ /i̯woH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
yóu
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 2/3 1/1
No. 15567 15742
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*lu/ /*las/

VerbEdit

猶豫

  1. to hesitate; to be irresolute
    猶豫狐疑自適不可 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
    犹豫狐疑自适不可 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
    From: The Verses of Chu, 4th century BCE – 2nd century CE
    Xīn yóuyù ér húyí xī, yù zìshì ér bùkě. [Pinyin]
    Like whelp in doubt, like timid fox in fear,
    I wished to go, but wandered ever near.

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