shan

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See also: Shan, shān, shán, shǎn, and shàn

English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

shan (comparative more shan, superlative most shan)

  1. (Geordie) unfair, harsh
    Here man! that's pure shan that like
  2. (Hartlepool) poor

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165

Anagrams[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

shan

  1. Shan (language spoken in eastern Burma in an area bordering China, Laos and Thailand)
  2. Shan (person belonging to the ethnic minority that speaks the language)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • shan-kansa (the Shan people)

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

shan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of shān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of shán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of shǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of shàn.

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.


Scots[edit]

Adjective[edit]

shan (comparative mair shan, superlative maist shan)

  1. (Edinburgh) unfair, harsh (as in Geordie)


Somali[edit]

Numeral[edit]

shan

  1. five