Last modified on 20 June 2014, at 03:25
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)

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  2. (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)

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ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

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

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

NounEdit

(traditional, Pinyin lián, simplified )

  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

(traditional, Pinyin lián, simplified )

  1. to link, to join, to connect
    • 我们忘了把电脑连上电话线了。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      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, trad.]
      Xīn yùnhé jiāng liǎng tiáo hé lián zàiyīqǐ. [Pinyin]
      The new canal will link the two rivers.

AdverbEdit

(traditional, Pinyin lián, simplified )

  1. continuously, succession
    • 这种新鞭炮叫爆珠,可以连响。 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      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, trad.]tā lián shèng sān jú [Pinyin] — He won three games in succession.


Proper nounEdit

(traditional, Pinyin lián, simplified )

  1. A surname​., Lian

Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*liɛn)

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Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA liâm, lián, liân, )

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(liên, len, liến, liền)

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