对联

MandarinEdit

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simpl.
trad. 對聯

EtymologyEdit

From ("to face, to contrast → a pair") and ("to link → antithetical verses").

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin duìlián
Zhuyin ㄉㄨㄟˋ ㄌㄧㄢˊ
IPA (key) /tu̯eɪ̯⁵¹ li̯ɛn³⁵/
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NounEdit

对联 (simplified, Pinyin duìlián, traditional 對聯)

  1. an antithetical couplet, which usually consists of a pair of lines of verse written vertically down the sides of a doorway
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