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Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
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See also 西

Translingual

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Han character

(radical 31 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 田金 (WC), four-corner 60210, composition)

  1. four

References

  • KangXi: page 216, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 4682
  • Dae Jaweon: page 439, character 21
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 710, character 16
  • Unihan data for U+56DB

See also

  • Chinese Numeral
    • Last: (three)
    • Next: (five)

Usage notes

Wikipedia

As superstition, 四 is avoided because similar to (death) in sound.


Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale sei3)


Japanese

Number

(よん, yon)

  1. four, 4

Noun

(hiragana よん, romaji yon) or (hiragana , romaji shi)

  1. four
  2. fourth

Kanji

(grade 1 kanji)

Readings

Compounds


Korean

Hanja


Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): 사 (revised: sa, McCune-Reischauer: sa, Yale: sa)
  • Name (hangeul): 넉 (revised: neok, McCune-Reischauer: nŏk, Yale: nek)
  1. four

Compounds


Mandarin

Etymology

From Old Chinese *slyiy, affected by *s- of preceding *sum "3" () < Proto-Sino-Tibetan *p-lëy "four" (compare Classical Tibetan bzhi)

Pronunciation

Numeral

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin sì)

  1. four

Noun

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin sì)

  1. (musical note) la

See also

Derived terms


Vietnamese

Han character

(tứ, tớ, )

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