「字」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: zi6
Part of Speech: noun
Explanation:
  • character; word (measure word: 隻 / 個 / 行)
    (Cant.) 漢字hon3 zi6
    (Eng.) Chinese character; Japanese kanji
    (Cant.) jing1man2zi6
    (Eng.) an English word
    (Cant.) 字母zi6 mou5
    (Eng.) alphabet
    (Cant.) 字型zi6 jing4
    (Eng.) font
    (Cant.) #字義zi6 ji6
    (Eng.) the meaning of a word; lexical meaning
    (Cant.) 簡筆字gaan2 bat1 zi6
    (Eng.) abbreviated character
    (Cant.) nei5pin1leon6man2se2zo2gei2do1zi6ng5cin1zi6zo2jau2laa1
    (Eng.) "How many words did you write for your essay?" "Around 5,000."
    (Cant.) mun4zi6jau5gei2do1waak6gaa3
    (Eng.) How many strokes are there in the character 門?

  • five minutes; literally 'number' (referring to the distance between two adjacent numbers on a clock) (measure word: 個)
    (Cant.) bun3go3zi6
    (Eng.) two minutes and a half
    (Cant.) cat1dim2gau2go3bun3zi6
    (Eng.) 7:47 (time)
    (Cant.) nei5dang2do1ngo5saam1go3zi6aa1ngo5zau6faai3dak1laa3
    (Eng.) Please wait for me, I'll be ready in 15 minutes.
    (Cant.) ji4gaa1luk6dim2loeng5go3zi6
    (Eng.) It is 6:10.

  • written pledge, contract
    (Cant.) 簽字
    (Eng.) to sign and confirm the agreement
    (Cant.) baak6zi2hak1zi6se2cing1co2hip3ji5noi6jung4ho2ji5bou2zoeng3daai6gaa1ge3kyun4lei6
    (Eng.) Putting the agreement in writing will protect everyone's rights.

  • script; handwriting; penmanship; calligraphy (measure word: 手)
    (Cant.) nei5sau2zi6hou2leng3wo3
    (Eng.) Your handwriting/calligraphy is beautiful!

  • tails (of a coin)
    (Cant.) zaak6dou2gung1ngo5zau6bei2jat1man1nei5zaak6dou2zi6nei5zau6bei2jat1man1ngo5
    (Eng.) If it's heads, I'll give you a dollar; if it's tails, you'll have to give me a dollar.

  • pronunciation (of a word or character)
    (Cant.) 字正腔圓zi6 zing3 hong1 jyun4
    (Eng.) to speak with clear articulation
    (Cant.) san1man4zyu2bo3ngaau5zi6jat1ding6jiu3cing1co2
    (Eng.) News anchors must pronounce words clearly.

  • (in Chinese culture) zi, i.e. a courtesy name bestowed upon a man at his coming-of-age ceremony at 20. Although the courtesy name usually matches in meaning with the given name, the former is usually used in place of the latter by acquaintances of the same generation as a term of address.
    (Cant.) ngok6fei1zi6paang4geoi2
    (Eng.) Yue Fei, courtesy name Pengju

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