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Translingual

simpl. and trad.
Stroke order
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Han character

(radical 12 +0, 2 strokes, cangjie input 竹人 (HO), four-corner 80000)

  1. eight
  2. all around, all sides
  3. KangXi radical

References

  • Chinese Numeral

Cantonese

simpl. and trad.

Etymology

From Old Chinese *pret < Proto-Sino-Tibetan *b-ryat (compare Classical Tibetan brgyad)

Hanzi

(Yale baat3)


Japanese

Number

(はち, hachi)

  1. eight, 8

Noun

(hiragana はち, romaji hachi)

  1. eight
  2. an abbreviation for 八の
  3. an abbreviation for 八兵衛

Related terms

Kanji

(grade 1 kanji)

Readings

Compounds


Korean

Hanja


Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): 팔 (revised: pal, McCune-Reischauer: p'al, Yale: phal)
  • Name (hangeul): 여덟 (revised: yeodeolp, McCune-Reischauer: yŏdŏl, Yale: yetelp)

Mandarin

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation

Hanzi

(pinyin (ba1), Wade-Giles pa1)

Compounds

Numeral

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin bā)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) eight

References

  • Shao, Jingmin (ed.) (2000). HSK Dictionary (HSK汉语水平考试词典) (in Mandarin/English). Shanghai: Huadong Teachers College Publishers. ISBN 7561720785.

Min Nan

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation

Noun

(traditional and simplified, POJ poeh, peh or pat)

  1. eight

Usage notes

  • peh/poeh is used when referring to amounts, whereas pat is used for years and telephone numbers, bank account numbers etc.

Verb

(traditional and simplified, POJ pat or bat)

  1. to know somebody; to recognize
  2. to be familiar with

See also


Vietnamese

Han character

(bát, bắt)

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