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If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.
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simpl. and trad.
See also ai

Translingual

simpl. and trad.

Han character

(radical 111 +8, 13 strokes, cangjie input 人大竹木女 (OKHDV), four-corner 82444)

  1. short, dwarf
  2. low

References

  • KangXi: page 825, character 11
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 23995
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1238, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2585, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+77EE

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale ai2, ngai2)


Japanese

Kanji

Readings


Korean

Hanja

(hangeul 왜, revised wae, McCune-Reischauer wae, Yale way)


Mandarin

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation

Hanzi

(pinyin ǎi (ai3), Wade-Giles ai3)

Adjective

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin ǎi)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) short (of stature)
  2. (Beginning Mandarin) low

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

  • IPA: [ e˥˧ ]

Adjective

(traditional and simplified, POJ é)

  1. (not tall) short

Vietnamese

Han character

(ải)

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