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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Historical forms of the character
Bamboo and silk script Small seal script

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *pɯnʔ): semantic  + phonetic  ‎(OC *pɯn, *bɯns)

Rice was used to make face powder

ReferencesEdit

  • McNaughton, William (2005) Reading & Writing Chinese: Simplified Character Edition, 2nd Edition edition, Tuttle, ISBN 978-0804835091, page 27

Han characterEdit

(radical 119 +4, 10 strokes, cangjie input 火木金尸竹 (FDCSH), four-corner 98927, composition)

  1. powder, face powder
  2. plaster
  3. rice noodles
  4. bean or sweet potato noodles
  5. starch
  6. pink

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 907, character 16
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 26872
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1332, character 33
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3143, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+7C89

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (1)
Final () (59)
Tone (調) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Closed
Division () III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/pɨunX/
Pan
Wuyun
/piunX/
Shao
Rongfen
/piuənX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/punX/
Li
Rong
/piuənX/
Wang
Li
/pĭuənX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/pi̯uənX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
fěn

NounEdit

  1. powder
    小麥 [MSC, trad.]
    小麦 [MSC, simp.]
    Miànfěn shì xiǎomài zuò de fěn. [Pinyin]
    Flour is a powder made from wheat.
  2. food made from starch or flour (noodles, vermicelli)
    /   ―  fěntiáo  ―  Chinese vermicelli
    /   ―  liángfěn  ―  grass jelly
      ―  fěn  ―  He fen noodle
  3. pink
      ―  fěn  ―  pink color
  4. white
  5. rice noodles
    河粉 (héfěn)
  6. bean or sweet potato noodles
  7. Short for 粉絲粉丝 (fěnsī, “fan, fanatic”).

VerbEdit

  1. to whitewash

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • (Mandarin) “粉”, in MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT )[1] (in Mandarin/English), accessed 2014-03-01

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. powder

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
kun'yomi
Kanji in this term
こな
Grade: 4
kun'yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana こな, romaji kona, alternative reading , romaji ko)

  1. powder

See alsoEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(bun) (hangeul , revised bun, McCune-Reischauer pun, Yale pun)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(phấn)

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