See also: and

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

stringing vehicles

Han characterEdit

(radical 162 +7, in Chinese 11 strokes, in Japanese 10 strokes, cangjie input 卜十田十 (YJWJ), four-corner 35300, composition)

  1. join, connect
  2. continuous
  3. even

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1259, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 38902
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1747, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3836, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9023

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Jyutping lin4, Yale lin4)

  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 ().



JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ryeon>yeon) (hangeul [[>연]], revised ryeon>yeon, McCune-Reischauer ryŏn>yŏn, Yale lyen>yen)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(simplified , Pinyin lián (lian2), làn (lan4), liǎn (lian3), liàn (lian4), Wade-Giles lan4, lien2, lien3, lien4)

  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 ().


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*liɛn)


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA liâm, lián, liân, )


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(liên, len, liến, liền)

Last modified on 28 January 2014, at 17:40