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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Han characterEdit

(radical 172 +9, 17 strokes, cangjie input 口戈人土 (RIOG), four-corner 60114, composition)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1368, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 42104
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1872, character 39
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4103, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+96D6

ChineseEdit

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simp.

PronunciationEdit


Dialectal pronunciations ()
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /suei⁵⁵/
Harbin /suei²⁴/
Tianjin /suei⁴⁵/
Jinan /suei²¹³/
Qingdao /sue²¹³/
Zhengzhou /suei²⁴/
Xi'an /suei²¹/
Xining /suɨ⁴⁴/
Yinchuan /suei⁵³/
Lanzhou /suei³¹/
Ürümqi /suei⁴⁴/
Wuhan /sei⁵⁵/
Chengdu /ɕy⁵⁵/
/suei⁵⁵/
Guiyang /ɕi⁵⁵/
Kunming /suei⁴⁴/
Nanjing /suəi³¹/
Hefei /se²¹/
Jin Taiyuan /suei¹¹/
Pingyao /suei¹³/
Hohhot /suei³¹/
Wu Shanghai /sø⁵³/
Suzhou /se̞⁵⁵/
Hangzhou /sz̩ʷei³³/
Wenzhou /sz̩³³/
Hui Shexian /ɕye⁴⁴/
Tunxi /se¹¹/
Xiang Changsha /sei³³/
Xiangtan /səi³³/
Gan Nanchang /sui⁴²/
Hakka Meixian /sui⁴⁴/
Taoyuan /sui²⁴/
Cantonese Guangzhou /søy⁵³/
Nanning /ɬui⁵⁵/
Hong Kong /søy⁵⁵/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /sui⁵⁵/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /t͡sʰuoi⁴⁴/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /sy⁵⁴/
Shantou (Min Nan) /sui³³/
Haikou (Min Nan) /tui²³/
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (16)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/siuɪ/ /swi/ /sui/ /sʷi/ /swi/ /swi/ /sjuɪ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
suī ‹ swij › /*s-qʷij/ although; even if

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
12844 2 /*sqʰʷi/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. although, even if
    麻雀小,五臟俱全
    麻雀小,五脏俱全
    máquè suī xiǎo, wǔzàng jùquán
    (proverb) A sparrow may be small, but it has all its vital organs.

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KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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HanjaEdit

‎(su) (hangeul , revised su, McCune-Reischauer su, Yale swu)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(tuy)

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