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ChineseEdit

to know; to be aware sound; noise; news
simp. and trad.
(知音)

EtymologyEdit

From the old Chinese story about the deep friendship between two men, Boya (a qin player) and Ziqi (a woodcutter). Despite Ziqi's humble background, upon hearing Boya play his qin he was surprisingly able to tell which subjects each of the pieces represented.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (9) (34)
Final () (11) (140)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III Chongniu III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʈiᴇ/ /ʔˠiɪm/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʈiɛ/ /ʔᵚim/
Shao
Rongfen
/ȶjɛ/ /ʔiem/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʈiə̆/ /ʔjim/
Li
Rong
/ȶie/ /ʔjəm/
Wang
Li
/ȶǐe/ /ĭĕm/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ȶie̯/ /ʔi̯əm/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
zh- yīn
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
zhī yīn
Middle
Chinese
‹ trje › ‹ ʔim ›
Old
Chinese
/*tre/ /*[q](r)əm/
English know sound, tone

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. 11495 15223
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ʔl'e/ /*qrɯm/
Notes

NounEdit

知音

  1. a friend keenly appreciative of one's talents; bosom friend, intimate friend, soul mate
    知音 / 知音  ―  zhīyīn  ―  to look for one's soulmate
    知音 / 知音  ―  zhīyīn nán qiú  ―  it's difficult to find one's soulmate
    終於遇到知音 [MSC, trad.]
    终于遇到知音 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ zhōngyú yùdào zhīyīn le. [Pinyin]
    I finally found someone who truly understands me.

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Sino-Xenic (知音):