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Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.
Chinese Proverb
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Stroke order
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Etymology

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Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (time) +  (temple): in ancient China a gong was sounded every two hours to tell the time.

Phono-semantic compound (形聲):  (time) + (phonetic).

Han character

(radical 72 +6, 10 strokes, cangjie input 日土木戈 (AGDI), four-corner 64041, composition)

  1. time, season
  2. hour
  3. era, age, period

References

  • KangXi: page 494, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13890
  • Dae Jaweon: page 859, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1505, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+6642

Cantonese

Hanzi

(simplified 时, jyutping si4, Yale si4)


Japanese

Noun

(hiragana とき, romaji toki)

  1. time
  2. a case
  3. time of something
  4. a season
  5. a tense

Counter

(hiragana , romaji ji)

  1. hour, o'clock
    時計見ると、ちょうど123456だった。
    Tokei o miruto, chōdo jūni ji sanjū-yon pun gojū-roku byō datta.
    when I looked at the clock, it was just 12:34:56.

Related terms

Kanji

(grade 2 kanji)

Readings

Compounds


Korean

Hanja

(hangeul 시, revised si, McCune-Reischauer si, Yale si)


Mandarin

Hanzi

(simplified 时, pinyin shí (shi2), Wade-Giles shih2)

Compounds


Vietnamese

Han character

(thì, thời)

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