Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology

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Chinese Etymology


Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): xiang1
each other / one another / mutually / reciprocal / substance

English Senses For (英文): xiang4
to examine / to study / to read / a countenance / facial features / looks / an appearance / bearing / posture / the prime minister (in feudal times) to assist / to help

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 76F8
GB2312-80 := CFE0

New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 76F8
Big5 := ACDB

相 xiang1 xiang4 (productive phonetic)


History of Chinese Writing


Spoken Chinese and Other Languages

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ShuoWen: (說文解字):

New! etymology explanation under construction.

From tree 木 pronounced mu and eye 目 pronounced mu, thus it means similar.

Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)


LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L32593 L32594 L32595 L32596 L32597 L32598 L32599
L32600 L09185 L09186 L09187 L09188 L09189 L09190
L09191 L09192 L09193 L09194 L09195 L09196 L09197

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B05032 B05033 B05034 B05035 B05036

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J07931 J07932 J07933 J07934 J07935 J07936 J07937

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