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Etymology

Han character

(radical 64 +4, 7 strokes, cangjie input 手日山 (QAU), four-corner 57017)

  1. hold, take
  2. guard
  3. regard as

References

  • KangXi: page 420, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 11874
  • Dae Jaweon: page 768, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1845, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+628A

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale ba2)


Japanese

Kanji

(common kanji)

Readings


Korean

Hanja

(hangeul 파, revised pa, McCune-Reischauer p'a, Yale pha)


Mandarin

Pronunciation

Hanzi

(pinyin (ba3), Wade-Giles pa3)

Noun

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin bǎ)

  1. measure word for anything that can be held in one's hand
    (Pinyin sān dāo, three knives)
  2. handle

Verb

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin bǎ)

  1. a special type of helping verb which, when placed in front of the object of a sentence, allows for the object of the sentence to be placed before the verb. This allows for greater flexibility in complex sentence construction.
    桌子
    dāo fàng zài zhuōzi shàng
    he put the knife on the table (literal word order of original: he knife put at table top)
  2. (prefix) to guard; to have control over
    把守 (Pinyin bǎshǒu, to guard; to defend)
    把握 (Pinyin bǎwò, to grasp; to control; to master)

See also

special helping verb

Min Nan

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ pa˥˧ ]
  • IPA: [ pe˥˧ ]

Noun

(traditional and simplified, POJ or )

  1. handle

Verb

(traditional and simplified, POJ or )

  1. (prefix) to guard; to have control over
    把守 (POJ pá-siú, to guard; to defend)
    把握 (POJ pá-ak, to grasp; to control; to master)

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