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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ‘words’ + ‘tongue’

Han characterEdit

(radical 149 +6, 13 strokes, cangjie input 卜口竹十口 (YRHJR), four-corner 02664, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1158, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 35441
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1624, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3965, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+8A71

ChineseEdit

trad.
simp.

PronunciationEdit


Dialectal pronunciations ()
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /xua⁵¹/
Harbin /xua⁵³/
Tianjin /xuɑ⁵³/
Jinan /xua²¹/
Qingdao /xua⁴²/
Zhengzhou /xua³¹²/
Xi'an /xua⁴⁴/
Xining /xua²¹³/
Yinchuan /xua¹³/
Lanzhou /xua¹³/
Ürümqi /xua²¹³/
Wuhan /xua³⁵/
Chengdu /xua¹³/
Guiyang /xua²¹³/
Kunming /xua̠²¹²/
Nanjing /xuɑ⁴⁴/
Hefei /xua⁵³/
Jin Taiyuan /xua⁴⁵/
Pingyao /xuɑ³⁵/
Hohhot /xua⁵⁵/
Wu Shanghai /ɦo¹³/
/ɦua¹³/
Suzhou /ɦo³¹/
Hangzhou /ɦuɑ¹³/
/ɦuo¹³/
Wenzhou /ɦo²²/
Hui Shexian /xua²²/
/ua²²/
Tunxi /uːə¹¹/
Xiang Changsha /fa⁵⁵/
/fa¹¹/
Xiangtan /uɒ²¹/
Gan Nanchang /uɑ²¹/
Hakka Meixian /fa⁵³/
Taoyuan /fɑ⁵⁵/
Cantonese Guangzhou /wa²²/ 白~
/wa³⁵/ 說~
Nanning /wa²²/
Hong Kong /wa²²/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /hua²²/
/ue²²/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /uɑ²⁴²/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /ua⁴⁴/
/xua⁴⁴/
Shantou (Min Nan) /ue³¹/
Haikou (Min Nan) /hua³⁵/
/ue²³/
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (33)
Final:
Division: II

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦɣuaiH/ /ɣwaiH/ /ɣuaiH/ /ɦʷɯaiH/ /ɦwaɨjsH/ /ɣwæiH/ /ɣuaiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
7558 3 /*ɡroːds/

NounEdit

(classifier ())

  1. speech, talk, language
  2. what somebody said: (somebody's) words
  3. dialect

CompoundsEdit

VerbEdit

  1. (Cantonese) to refer to; to indicate; to talk about; referring to
  2. (Cantonese) to tell someone that
    使咩 / 使咩 [Cantonese]  ―  Sai2 me1 waa6 bei2 keoi5 teng1 ne1. [Jyutping]  ―  What do you need to tell him for.
  3. (Cantonese) to say that; to claim that
    唔係醜樣只係核突 [Cantonese, trad.]
    唔系丑样只系核突 [Cantonese, simp.]
    From: George Lam, Ah Lam 日記
    Ngo5 m4 hai6 waa6 nei5 cau2 joeng6-2, zi2 hai6 nei5 wat6 dat6. [Jyutping]
    I'm not saying that you're ugly, only that you're ugly.
  4. (Cantonese) to tell someone off
    繼續做落去 [Cantonese, trad.]
    继续做落去 [Cantonese, simp.]
    M4 waa6 keoi5 ne1, keoi5 zau6 wui5 gai3 zuk6 zou6 lok6 heoi3. [Jyutping]
    Don't tell him off, and he will continue to do it.

See alsoEdit

  • (zhǐ)
  • (to tell someone off): (naau6, “to scold”)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

Kanji in this term
はなし
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

‎(hiragana はなし, romaji hanashi)

  1. Alternative form of 話し

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(hwa)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (McCune-Reischauer: hwa, Yale: hwa)
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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(thoại)

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