See also: and

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Pictograph of words emerging from a mouth ()

Han characterEdit

(radical 149 +0, 7 strokes, cangjie input 卜一一口 (YMMR), four-corner 00601)

  1. words, speech
  2. speak, say

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1146, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 35205
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1612, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3936, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8A00

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping jin4, Yale yin4)


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ nyen5, Guangdong ngien2; nian2 [Meixian], ngen2 [Dongguan], nien2 [Hong Kong], Hagfa Pinyim ngian2)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(eon, eun) (hangeul [[, ]], revised eon, eun, McCune-Reischauer ŏn, ŭn, Yale en, un)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin yán (yan2), Wade-Giles yen2)

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yán)

  1. (literary) speech, words

VerbEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yán)

  1. to say, to speak, to talk

Proper nounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yán)

  1. A surname​.

ReferencesEdit

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-17.

Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*ngiæn, ŋǝn)


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, POJ giân (gian5))

  1. (literary) speech; talk

Derived termsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(ngôn, ngỏn, ngộn, ngổn, ngồn, ngủn)

Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 17:53