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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Etymology 1Edit

Pictogram (象形), originally a stylized picture of clouds. The character was subsequently borrowed for a homophone meaning "say" and the original meaning came to be represented by through the addition of a semantic ("rain") component.

The simplified form adopted by the People's Republic of China in the 1950s eliminates this later addition and uses 云 for both "say" and "cloud".

Han characterEdit

(radical 7 +2, 4 strokes, cangjie input 一一戈 (MMI), four-corner 10731, composition)

  1. (trad. & simp.) say, speak
  2. (simplified only) cloud, clouds
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 86, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 254
  • Dae Jaweon: page 178, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 384, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+4E91

Etymology 2Edit

A contraction of 云南 ("Yunnan"), the simplified form of 雲南, itself a contraction of 雲岭 ("land south of the Yunling Mountains").

Han characterEdit

(radical 7 +2, 4 strokes, cangjie input 一一戈 (MMI), four-corner 10731, composition)

  1. (abbreviation) Yunnan province in China

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping wan4, Yale wan4)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(un) (hangeul , revised un, McCune-Reischauer un)


MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yún
Zhuyin ㄩㄣˊ
IPA (key) /yn³⁵/
Audio
(file)

NounEdit

(simplified, Pinyin yún, traditional )

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) a cloud
  2. (abbreviation) Yunnan province in China

VerbEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yún)

  1. (literary) to say; to speak

CompoundsEdit

  • 云霭
  • 云鬓
  • 云彩
  • 云层
  • 云豆
  • 云端
  • 云朵
  • 云贵
  • 云海
  • 云集
  • 云谲波诡
  • 云锣
  • 云母
  • 云泥之别
  • 云起龙骧, 云起龙襄
  • 云气
  • 云雀
  • 云散
  • 云山雾罩
  • 云梯
  • 云天
  • 云雾
  • 云霞
  • 云消雾散
  • 云霄
  • 云烟
  • 云涌
  • 云游
  • 云雨
  • 云云
  • 云蒸霞蔚

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(vân)

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