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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
黃-oracle.svg 黃-bronze.svg 黃-bigseal.svg 黃-seal.svg

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  ‎(field)

the color of earth.

Han characterEdit

(radical 201 +0, 12 strokes, cangjie input 廿一田金 (TMWC), four-corner 44806, composition ⿱⿱廿)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1516, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 47926
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2046, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4596, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+9EC3

ChineseEdit

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simp.

PronunciationEdit


Dialectal pronunciations ()
Variety Location
Mandarin Beijing /xuɑŋ³⁵/
Harbin /xuaŋ²⁴/
Tianjin /xuɑŋ⁴⁵/
Jinan /xuaŋ⁴²/
Qingdao /xuaŋ⁴²/
Zhengzhou /xuaŋ⁴²/
Xi'an /xuaŋ²⁴/
Xining /xuɔ̃²⁴/
Yinchuan /xuɑŋ⁵³/
Lanzhou /xuɑ̃⁵³/
Ürümqi /xuɑŋ⁵¹/
Wuhan /xuaŋ²¹³/
Chengdu /xuaŋ³¹/
Guiyang /xuaŋ²¹/
Kunming /xuã̠³¹/
Nanjing /xuaŋ²⁴/
Hefei /xuɑ̃⁵⁵/
Jin Taiyuan /xuɒ̃¹¹/
Pingyao /xuɑŋ¹³/
/xuə¹³/ 发糕
Hohhot /xuɑ̃³¹/
Wu Shanghai /ɦuɑ̃¹³/
Suzhou /ɦuɑ̃¹³/
Hangzhou /ɦuɑŋ²¹³/
Wenzhou /ɦuɔ³¹/
Hui Shexian /xo⁴⁴/
/o⁴⁴/
Tunxi /au⁴⁴/ ~色
/xau⁴⁴/ 姓~
Xiang Changsha /fan¹³/
/uan¹³/
Xiangtan /ɦɔn¹²/
Gan Nanchang /uɔŋ⁴⁵/
Hakka Meixian /voŋ¹¹/
Taoyuan /voŋ¹¹/
Cantonese Guangzhou /wɔŋ²¹/
Nanning /wɔŋ²¹/
Hong Kong /wɔŋ²¹/
Min Xiamen (Min Nan) /hɔŋ³⁵/
/ŋ³⁵/
Fuzhou (Min Dong) /uoŋ⁵³/
Jian'ou (Min Bei) /uaŋ⁴⁴/
Shantou (Min Nan) /ŋ⁵⁵/
Haikou (Min Nan) /huaŋ³¹/
/ui³¹/
Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (33)
Final:
Division: I

Openness: Closed
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦwɑŋ/ /ɣwɑŋ/ /ɣuɑŋ/ /ɦʷɑŋ/ /ɦwaŋ/ /ɣuɑŋ/ /ɣuɑŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
huáng ‹ hwang › /*N-kʷˤaŋ/ yellow

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
5380 0 /*ɡʷaːŋ/ 甲金文象繫市(韍)之圍腰綬帶,取唐蘭釋黃爲衡綬但不取其尪本字說。非光聲

DefinitionsEdit

  1. yellow
    /   ―  huáng  ―  yellow color
  2. (colloquial) erotic, pornographic, lewd
    /   ―  huángpiàn  ―  adult movie
  3. (colloquial) to fizzle out; to fall through
  4. A surname​.
CompoundsEdit
DescendantsEdit

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for nameskyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

  1. yellow

ReadingsEdit

Usage notesEdit

This form of the kanji has been superseded in modern Japanese by the character. Note the difference in the strokes composing the topmost portion of the character.


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(hwang)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: hwang, McCune-Reischauer: hwang, Yale: hwang)
  1. yellow

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(hoàng)

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