Chinese Word Entry

假借字
Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄐㄧㄚˇ ㄐㄧㄝˋ ㄗˋ
Mandarin (Pinyin): jiǎ jiè zì
Cantonese (Jyutping): gaa2 ze3 zi6
Definitions:
  1. loan character (one of the Six Methods 六書〔六书〕 of forming Chinese characters)

  2. character acquiring meanings by phonetic association

  3. also called phonetic loan


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Chinese characters used in this word

temporary, interim, assumed (name), informal, falsehood, deception, vacation
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧㄚˇ (jiǎ), ㄐㄧㄚˋ (jià), ㄐㄧㄝ˙ (jie), ㄒㄧㄚˋ (xià), ㄒㄧㄚˊ (xiá), ㄍㄜˊ (gé)
Cantonese: gaa2, gaa3
Japanese: カ (ka)、 ケ (ke) / かり (kari)、 かり.る (kariru)
Korean: 가 (ga), 하 (ha)
Vietnamese: giả, giá
Variants
Simplified Japanese form:
Semantic variant form:

borrow, rent, lend, make pretext of
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧㄝˋ (jiè)
Cantonese: ze3
Japanese: シャク (shaku)、 シャ (sha)、 セキ (seki) / か.りる (kariru)、 かり (kari)、 たとい (tatoi)
Korean: 차 (cha), 적 (jeog)
Vietnamese:
Variants
Semantic variant form:

character, letter, word, section of village
Readings
Mandarin: ㄗˋ (zì)
Cantonese: zi6
Japanese: ジ (ji) / あざ (aza)、 あざな (azana)、 -な (-na)、 うむ (umu)、 ます (masu)
Korean: 자 (ja)
Vietnamese: tự