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Han character

(radical 9 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 人木一 (ODM), four-corner 25230, composition)

  1. body
  2. group, class, body, unit
  3. inferior

Usage notes

This character is a traditional character in its own right, and as such has the third meaning cited above (‘inferior’, or a related meaning), and is read as ban6 (Cantonese), bèn (Mandarin), bun (Korean), or hon (Japanese). Later, this character has been used as an abbreviation for , which it has now replaced in the Simplified Chinese and Japanese shinjitai character sets. Through this usage, the character has adopted the meanings (1 and 2) and readings (Cantonese tai2, Mandarin and , Korean che, Japanese tei and tai, and Vietnamese thể) from .

References

  • KangXi: page 98, character 13
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 509
  • Dae Jaweon: page 208, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 130, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+4F53

Cantonese

Hanzi

(jyutping ban6, tai2, Yale ban6, tai2)


Japanese

Noun

(hiragana からだ, romaji karada)

  1. body
  2. health

(hiragana たい, romaji tai)

  1. body
  2. form

Derived terms

Kanji

(grade 2 kanji)

Readings

Compounds


Korean

Hanja

(hangeul , , revised bun, che, McCune-Reischauer pun, ch'e)


Mandarin

Hanzi

(traditional 體, pinyin (ti3), bèn (ben4), (ti1), Wade-Giles t'i3)

Compounds


Vietnamese

Han character

(thể)

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