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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

stringing vehicles

Han character[edit]

(radical 162 +7, in Chinese 11 strokes, in Japanese 10 strokes, cangjie input 卜十田十 (YJWJ), four-corner 35300, composition)

  1. join, connect
  2. continuous
  3. even

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1259, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 38902
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1747, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3836, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+9023

Chinese[edit]

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trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (連), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 仙
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 力延切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/liᴇn/ /li̯ɛn/ /liɛn/ /liɛn/ /lian/ /lĭɛn/ /ljæn/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
lián ‹ ljen › /*C.ra[n]/ [surname]
lián ‹ ljen › /*[r]a[n]/ connect in a row

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
7992 2 /*ren/

Definitions[edit]

  1. (used in the "...( or )" and "...( or )不如" stuctures) (emphasis) even
  2. including
    共有出席 [MSC, trad.]
    共有出席 [MSC, simp.]
    Lián wǒ zài nèi gòngyǒu shí rén chūxí. [Pinyin]
    There were ten present including myself.

Noun[edit]

  1. (military) company

Usage notes[edit]

(military): Under the National Revolutionary Army, a company was composed of three platoons (). In turn, three or four companies formed a battalion ().

Verb[edit]

  1. to link, to join, to connect
    我們電腦電話線 [MSC, trad.]
    我们电脑电话线 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒmen wàng le bǎ diànnǎo lián shàng diànhuàxiàn le. [Pinyin]
    We forgot to connect the computer to the phone line.
    運河在一起 [MSC, trad.]
    运河在一起 [MSC, simp.]
    Xīn yùnhé jiāng liǎng tiáo hé lián zàiyīqǐ. [Pinyin]
    The new canal will link the two rivers.

Adverb[edit]

  1. continuously, succession
    鞭炮爆珠,可以 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    Zhè zhǒng xīn biānpào jiào Bàozhū, kěyǐ lián xiǎng. [Pinyin]
    This new firecracker called Bao Zhu could sound continuously.
      ―  tā lián shèng sān jú  ―  He won three games in succession.

Proper noun[edit]

  1. A surname​., Lian

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ryeon, yeon) (hangeul , , revised ryeon, yeon, McCune-Reischauer ryŏn, yŏn, Yale lyen, yen)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(liên, len, liến, liền)

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