ChineseEdit

tile
 
to loosen; to untie; to explain
to loosen; to untie; to explain; to remove; to divide; to dissolve; to solve; solution; send under escort
trad. (瓦解)
simp. #(瓦解)

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2 2/4
Initial () (31) (31) (28)
Final () (99) (99) (31)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Departing (H) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Closed Closed Open
Division () II II II
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ŋˠuaX/ /ŋˠuaH/ /kˠɛX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ŋʷᵚaX/ /ŋʷᵚaH/ /kᵚæX/
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋuaX/ /ŋuaH/ /kæiX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ŋwaɨX/ /ŋwaɨH/ /kaɨjX/
Li
Rong
/ŋuaX/ /ŋuaH/ /kɛX/
Wang
Li
/ŋwaX/ /ŋwaH/ /kaiX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ŋwaX/ /ŋwaH/ /kaiX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
jiǎ
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
jiě
Middle
Chinese
‹ ngwæX › ‹ X ›
Old
Chinese
/*C.ŋʷˁra[j]ʔ/ /*kˁreʔ/
English roof tile cut up; unloose

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 2/2 1/4
No. 12601 12603 6474
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 1 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ŋʷraːlʔ/ /*ŋʷraːls/ /*kreːʔ/

VerbEdit

瓦解

  1. (intransitive) to disintegrate (like smashed earthenware); to collapse; to crumble; to fall apart
    婚姻瓦解  ―  Tā de hūnyīn wǎjiě le.  ―  His marriage fell apart.
  2. (intransitive) to disperse; to break away; to scatter away
  3. (transitive) to make something crumble; to crush; to destroy
    瓦解敵人 / 瓦解敌人  ―  wǎjiě dírén  ―  to crush the enemy

SynonymsEdit

  • (to disintegrate):

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
かい
Grade: 5
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

瓦解(がかい) (gakai

  1. collapse, downfall, destruction

VerbEdit

瓦解(がかい)する (gakai surusuru (stem 瓦解(がかい) (gakai shi), past 瓦解(がかい)した (gakai shita))

  1. to fall apart, to go to pieces

ConjugationEdit