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Translingual

Han character

(radical 116 +4, 9 strokes, cangjie input 十金戈大 (JCIK), four-corner 30430)

  1. suddenly, abruptly, unexpectedly

References

  • KangXi: page 863, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 25424
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1291, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2722, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+7A81

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale dat6)


Japanese

Kanji

(common kanji)

Readings

Compounds

  • 突然 (とつぜん, totsuzen)

Korean

Hanja

(hangeul , revised dol, McCune-Reischauer tol, Yale tol)

  1. dash, clash, eg., 돌격, 돌진, 충돌
  2. protrusion, eg., 돌기, 돌출
  3. flue, chimney, eg., 온돌, 연돌
  4. penetration, piercing, eg., 돌파, 연돌
  5. fierce horse, eg., perhaps 돌궐
  6. sudden, eg., 돌발, 돌변, 돌연, 돌풍

Derived terms


Mandarin

Hanzi

(pinyin (tu1), (tu2), Wade-Giles t'u1, t'u2)

Compounds


Vietnamese

Han character

(đột, đuột, sột, tọt, chặt, chợt, dột, đợt, đụt, lọt, mất)

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