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Etymology

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): Radical: () + Phonetic: ( + )

Han character

(radical 149 +7, 14 strokes, cangjie input 卜口一一口 (YRMMR), four-corner 01661, composition)

  1. language, words
  2. saying, expression

References

  • KangXi: page 1163, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 35533
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1628, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3974, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+8A9E

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale yu5)


Japanese

Kanji

(grade 2 kanji)

Readings

Compounds

Usage notes

-語 used as a suffix of a nationality, to announce country's language. Ie. Japan(日本), Japanese(日本)


Korean

Hanja

(hangeul 어, revised eo, McCune-Reischauer ŏ, Yale e)


Mandarin

Hanzi

(simplified 语, pinyin (yu3), Wade-Giles3)

Compounds


Min Nan

Hanzi

(POJ gú, gí)


Vietnamese

Han character

(ngữ, ngứ)

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