Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

形声 (形聲) xíngshēng

xíngshēng noun phonogram
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Language 语言
Notes: A Chinese character derived from a radical indicating meaning plus phonetic part. It is one of the Shuowen six principles of writing 六书 (Norman 1988, p. 68; Sun 2006, loc. 1132)

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Notes on Literary Chinese Introduction 1


Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
曰形声 曰形聲 三曰形聲 Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷三十六 列傳第六 衞瓘 張華 Volume 36 Biographies 6: Wei Guan; Zhang Hua 3