少林

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

  • 少 short for: 室山 Shàoshìshān Shaoshi Peak (the western peak of Mount Song) + lín forest. The Shaolin Temple is located on the north side of Shaoshi Peak.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin Shàolín
Zhuyin ㄕㄠˋ ㄌㄧㄣˊ
IPA (key) /ʂɑʊ̯⁵¹ lin³⁵/

Proper noun[edit]

少林 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin Shàolín)

  1. Shaolin

Derived terms[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ ɕiau˥˧lɪm˧˥ ]

Proper noun[edit]

少林 (traditional and simplified, POJ Siàu-lîm)

  1. Shaolin