See also: 美丽

ChineseEdit

beautiful; beauty beautiful
trad. (美麗)
simp. (美丽)

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/2
Initial () (4) (37)
Final () (17) (11)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () Chongniu III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mˠiɪX/ /liᴇ/
Pan
Wuyun
/mᵚiX/ /liɛ/
Shao
Rongfen
/miɪX/ /ljɛ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/mjiX/ /liə̆/
Li
Rong
/mjiX/ /lie/
Wang
Li
/miX/ /lǐe/
Bernard
Karlgren
/miX/ /lie̯/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
měi
Middle
Chinese
‹ mijX › ‹ lejH ›
Old
Chinese
/*[m]rəjʔ/ /*[r]ˁe-s/
English beautiful symmetrical

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 1/2
No. 8951 7914
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2 2
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*mriʔ/ /*reːls/
Notes

AdjectiveEdit

美麗

  1. beautiful
    美麗景色 / 美丽景色  ―  měilì jǐngsè  ―  beautiful views
    美麗 / 美丽  ―  Tā zhǎng de hěn měilì.  ―  She is very beautiful.
    法語一門美麗語言 [MSC, trad.]
    法语一门美丽语言 [MSC, simp.]
    Fǎyǔ shì yīmén měilì de yǔyán. [Pinyin]
    French is a beautiful language.

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

美麗

  1. beauty
    自然美麗 / 自然美丽  ―  zìrán měilì  ―  natural beauty
    美麗確是無與倫比 [MSC, trad.]
    美丽确是无与伦比 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā de měilì quèshì wúyǔlúnbǐ. [Pinyin]
    Her beauty is beyond compare.

Usage notesEdit

美麗美丽 (měilì) can describe objects and movements, as well as people, while 美觀美观 (měiguān) usually only describes objects, movements, etc., and not people.

See alsoEdit

  • (Cantonese, Hakka) (jìng)
  • (Teochew) (ngia2)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (美麗):
  • Japanese: ()(れい) (birei)
  • Vietnamese: mĩ lệ (美麗)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
れい
Grade: S
on’yomi

Adjectival nounEdit

()(れい) (birei-na (adnominal ()(れい) (birei na), adverbial ()(れい) (birei ni))

  1. beautiful

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

()(れい) (birei

  1. (extreme) beauty

See alsoEdit

See alsoEdit


VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this term

AdjectiveEdit

美麗

  1. Hán tự form of mĩ lệ (beautiful; lovely).