月亮

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From  ("moon") +  ("bright"). First recorded in a poem by Li Yi (Tang Dynasty). Compare the dialectal forms for "moon": 月明 (moon-bright), 月光 (moon-light).

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yuèliàng  →  yuèliang (toneless final syllable variant)
Zhuyin ㄩㄝˋ ㄌㄧㄤˋ  →  ㄩㄝˋ ㄌㄧㄤ˙ (toneless final syllable variant)
IPA (key) /ɥ̯œ⁵¹⁻⁵³ li̯ɑŋ⁵¹/  →  /ɥ̯œ⁵¹ li̯ɑŋ¹/
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Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing, erhua-ed)
Pinyin yuèliàngr  →  yuèliangr (toneless final syllable variant)
Zhuyin ㄩㄝˋ ㄌㄧㄤˋㄦ  →  ㄩㄝˋ ㄌㄧㄤ˙ㄦ (toneless final syllable variant)
IPA (key) /ɥ̯œ⁵¹⁻⁵³ ljɑ̃ɻ⁵¹/  →  /ɥ̯œ⁵¹ ljɑ̃ɻ¹/

Noun[edit]

月亮 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin yuèliang)

  1. moon