ChineseEdit

precious thing; treasure pearl; bead
simp. and trad.
(珍珠)
alternative forms 真珠 obsolete
 
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EtymologyEdit

Pearls were previously called 真珠 (zhēnzhū, “true pearls”).

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (9) (23)
Final () (44) (24)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Closed
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʈˠiɪn/ /t͡ɕɨo/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʈᵚin/ /t͡ɕio/
Shao
Rongfen
/ȶien/ /t͡ɕio/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʈjin/ /cuə̆/
Li
Rong
/ȶjĕn/ /t͡ɕio/
Wang
Li
/ȶǐĕn/ /t͡ɕĭu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ȶi̯ĕn/ /t͡ɕi̯u/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
zhēn zhū
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
zan1 zyu1

NounEdit

珍珠

  1. pearl (gem) (Classifier: ;  m)
  2. tapioca pearl (Classifier: ;  m)

SynonymsEdit

  • (pearl):

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (真珠, 珍珠):

Others:


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ちん
Grade: S
じゅ
Grade: S
on’yomi

Proper nounEdit

(ちん)(じゅ) (Chinju

  1. a surname

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

珍珠 (jinju) (hangeul 진주)

  1. Hanja form? of 진주 (pearl).

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

NounEdit

珍珠

  1. chữ Hán form of trân châu (pearl).