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Stroke order
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Han character

(radical 30 +8, 11 strokes, cangjie input 口弓中口 (RNLR), four-corner 61020)

  1. exclamatory particle

Etymology

(meaning: mouth) + (phonetic: a).

References


Cantonese

simpl. and trad.

Hanzi

(Yale a1, a2, a3)


Japanese

Kanji

Readings


Korean

Hanja

(hangeul 아, revised a, McCune-Reischauer a)


Mandarin

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation

Hanzi

(pinyin ā (a1), Wade-Giles a1)

Interjection

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin ā)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) used by itself to express surprise; ah, oh

Particle

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin a)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) placed at the end of a sentence to express surprise

References


Min Nan

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation

Interjection

(traditional and simplified, POJ a)

  1. ah; oh

Usage notes

  • placed at the end of a sentence, or used by itself to express surprise.

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