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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from () ( → 讠)

Han character[edit]

(radical 149 +4, 6 strokes, cangjie input 戈女廿廿 (IVTT), composition)

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Shanghainese, non-standard)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) to speak; to talk; to say
    • 英语而且 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
      Tā huì jiǎng yīngyǔ, érqiě jiǎng de hǎo. [Pinyin]
      He can speak English, and what's more he speaks it very well.
    • 唔识广东话 [Guangzhou Cantonese, trad. and simp.]
      ngo5 m4 sik1 gong2 gwong2 dung1 waa6-2. [Jyutping]
      I don't speak Cantonese.
  2. to explain, to discuss, to lecture

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. speech
  2. lecture

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