Last modified on 12 September 2014, at 23:24
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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 162 +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 卜大手 (YKQ), composition)

  1. join, connect
  2. continuous
  3. even
  4. company (military unit)

ReferencesEdit


ChineseEdit

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trad.

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (連), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 仙
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 力延切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/liᴇn/ /li̯ɛn/ /liɛn/ /liɛn/ /lian/ /lĭɛn/ /ljæn/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
lián ‹ ljen › /*C.ra[n]/ [surname]

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
7992 2 /*ren/

DefinitionsEdit

  1. (used in the 连...也/都 and 连...也/都 不如 stuctures) (emphasis) even
  2. including
    • 连我在内共有十人出席。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Lián wǒ zài nèi gòngyǒu shí rén chūxí. [Pinyin]
      There were ten present including myself.

NounEdit

  1. (military) company

VerbEdit

  1. to link, to join, to connect
    • 我们忘了把电脑连上电话线了。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Wǒmen wàng le bǎ diànnǎo lián shàng diànhuàxiàn le. [Pinyin]
      We forgot to connect the computer to the phone line.
    • 新运河将两条河连在一起。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Xīn yùnhé jiāng liǎng tiáo hé lián zàiyīqǐ. [Pinyin]
      The new canal will link the two rivers.

AdverbEdit

  1. continuously, succession
    • 这种新鞭炮叫爆珠,可以连响。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]
      Zhè zhǒng xīn biānpào jiào bàozhū, kěyǐ lián xiǎng. [Pinyin]
      This new firecracker called Bao Zhu could sound continuously.
    • 他连胜三局 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, simp.]tā lián shèng sān jú [Pinyin] — He won three games in succession.

Proper nounEdit

  1. A surname​., Lian

Usage notesEdit

(military): Under the National Revolutionary Army, a company was composed of three platoons (). In turn, three or four companies formed a battalion ().

CompoundsEdit