Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): kuai4
quickly / fast / hasty / soon / prompt / rapid / nearly / near / to hurry up / to make haste / quick-witted / ingenious / sharp ( blades, etc. ) / keen / pleasant / happy / to make happy / pleasurable / ( in old China ) as in 捕 快 - the criminal police / a constable / a sheriff deputy / honest / straightforward

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 5FEB
GB2312-80 := BFEC


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 5FEB
Big5 := A7D6


(聲字部分):
快 kuai4 夬 guai4 jue2 que1 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

中國文字的歷史

Spoken Chinese and Other Languages

Unicode Tests

Chinese Equivalent Websites

Chinese Encoding and Conversion

Enable XP for maximum Chinese

ShuoWen: (說文解字):
喜也從心夬聲

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From heart 忄心 and phonetic 夬. Meaning quick. (夬 is also related in meaning, to decide)



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S07601


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) This character is not listed in LST


Bronze (金文编) Characters - none known


Oracle (甲骨文) Characters - none known

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