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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Han characterEdit

(radical 200 +3, 14 strokes, cangjie input 戈金女戈 (ICVI) or 戈木女戈 (IDVI), four-corner 00232, composition)

  1. exclamatory final particle
  2. interrogative final particle
  3. insignificant, small, tiny
  4. a suffix (interrogative)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1515, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 47892
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2045, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4724, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+9EBC

ChineseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Pronunciation 1Edit

trad. /
simp.

ParticleEdit

  1. (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): A particle placed after the first clause of a compound sentence, used to express tactfulness.

SuffixEdit

  1. A suffix for forming pronouns or adverbs.
    /   ―  shénme  ―  what
    /   ―  zěnme  ―  how
    /   ―  zhème  ―  like this; so; such
    /   ―  duōme  ―  how; what; so; such

Pronunciation 2Edit

ParticleEdit

  1. Final interrogative particle; alternative form of
    記得 [MSC, trad.]
    记得 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ jìde wǒ ma? [Pinyin]
    Do you remember me?

Pronunciation 3Edit

trad. /
simp.

ParticleEdit

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) exclamatory final particle
  2. Final interrogative particle; alternative form of
    /   ―  gàn  ―  What are you doing? Why on earth?

Pronunciation 4Edit

trad. /
simp.

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (4)
Final:
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/muɑX/ /muɑX/ /muɑX/ /muɑX/ /mwaX/ /muɑX/ /muɑX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
8709 1 /*maːlʔ/ 見尉繚子

AdjectiveEdit

  1. tiny; insignificant
    /   ―  yāo  ―  small; minute

Proper nounEdit

  1. A surname​.

ReferencesEdit

  • “么”, in MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT )[1] (in Mandarin/English), accessed 2014-02-14

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(ma) (hangeul , revised ma, McCune-Reischauer ma, Yale ma)

  1. small
  2. thin

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(ma)

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