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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

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Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping lin4, Yale lin4)

  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 ().



Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ryeon>yeon) (hangeul [[>연]], revised ryeon>yeon, McCune-Reischauer ryŏn>yŏn, Yale lyen>yen)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin lián (lian2), làn (lan4), liǎn (lian3), liàn (lian4), Wade-Giles lan4, lien2, lien3, lien4)

  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 ().


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*liɛn)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA liâm, lián, liân, )


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(liên, len, liến, liền)