Last modified on 5 July 2014, at 04:07
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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


CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , Jyutping lin4, Yale lin4)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , Pinyin lián (lian2), Wade-Giles lien2)

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  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

(simplified, Pinyin lián, traditional )

  1. (military) company

Usage notesEdit

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

VerbEdit

(simplified, Pinyin lián, traditional )

  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

(traditional, Pinyin lián, traditional )

  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

(simplified, Pinyin lián, traditional )

  1. A surname​., Lian

CompoundsEdit