See also: 紹介 and 介绍

ChineseEdit

introduce; lie between; between connect; to introduce
trad. (介紹)
simp. (介绍)
anagram 紹介绍介

EtymologyEdit

From 《禮記·聘義》

介紹君子 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
介绍君子 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: The Book of Rites, circa 4th – 2nd century BCE, translated based on James Legge's version
Jiè shào ér chuán mìng, jūnzǐ yú qí suǒzūn fúgǎn zhì, jìng zhī zhì yě. [Pinyin]
The messages (between the visitor and the host) were passed through all the attendants, from one to another. A superior man, where he wishes to do honour, will not venture to communicate directly and in person. This was a high tribute of respect.

See also the Etymology section at 紹介.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (28) (25)
Final () (33) (91)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () II III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kˠɛiH/ /d͡ʑiᴇuX/
Pan
Wuyun
/kᵚæiH/ /d͡ʑiɛuX/
Shao
Rongfen
/kɐiH/ /d͡ʑjæuX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kəɨjH/ /d͡ʑiawX/
Li
Rong
/kɛiH/ /ʑiɛuX/
Wang
Li
/kɐiH/ /ʑĭɛuX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kăiH/ /ʑi̯ɛuX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
jiè shào
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
jiè
Middle
Chinese
‹ kɛjH ›
Old
Chinese
/*kˁr[e]p-s/
English armour; scale of animals

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
Reading # 1/1 1/1
No. 6525 2144
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2 2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kreːds/ /*djewʔ/

VerbEdit

介紹

  1. to introduce
  2. to recommend
  3. to explain; to brief
  4. (Philippines Hokkien) to introduce a possible lover/romantic interest

SynonymsEdit

  • (to introduce): (someone to someone else) 引見引见 (yǐnjiàn)
  • (to recommend):
  • (to explain):

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (介紹):
  • Vietnamese: giới thiệu (介紹)

Further readingEdit