得律風

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Chinese[edit]

 
a sentence particle used after a verb to show effect; degree or possibility; to have to; must; ought to; to need to; obtain; get; gain; proper; suitable; proud; contented; allow; permit; ready; finished
law
 
wind; news; style; custom; manner
trad. (得律風)
simp. (得律风)

Etymology[edit]

Obsolete transliteration of English telephone, replaced by 電話 ("electric words").

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

得律風

  1. (archaic) telephone

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2006, Daniel Kane, The Chinese Language: Its History and Current Usage (in English/Chinese), Singapore: Tuttle Publishing, ISBN 0-8048-3853-4: