guan

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: guān, guǎn, and guàn

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From American Spanish,[1] from Kuna[2] kwama.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

guan (plural guans)

  1. Any (member) of several species of birds in the genera Aburria, Chamaepetes, Oreophasis, Penelope, Penelopina, and Pipile, of the family Cracidae, limited to the Americas.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ guan” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  2. ^ 1999, Allan A. Metcalf, The World in So Many Words: A Country-By-Country Tour of Words, page 217
  3. ^ Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002. unabridged.merriam-webster.com ({{{1}}})

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

guan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of guān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of guǎn.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of guàn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

guan (uncountable)

  1. guano

Declension[edit]