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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +7, 10 strokes, cangjie input 口弓大一 (RNKM), four-corner 62031, composition)

  1. to bear children, give birth
  2. birth
  3. saliva
  4. speech that includes sighs
  5. slander, calumny
  6. anxious appearance

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(yeon, dan) (hangeul , , revised yeon, dan, McCune-Reischauer yŏn, tan)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin dàn (dan4), xián (xian2), yán (yan2), Wade-Giles tan4, hsien2, yen2)

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Usage notes[edit]

The dàn (dan4) reading is only used with the "to bear children, give birth" and "birth" definitions. The xián (xian2) reading is only used with the "saliva" and "speech that includes sighs" definitions. The yán (yan2) reading is only used with the "slander, calumny" and "anxious appearance" definitions.

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