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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology 1[edit]

Pictogram (象形), originally a stylized picture of clouds. The character was subsequently borrowed for a homophone meaning "say" and the original meaning came to be represented by through the addition of a semantic ("rain") component.

The simplified form adopted by the People's Republic of China in the 1950s eliminates this later addition and uses 云 for both "say" and "cloud".

Han character[edit]

(radical 7 +2, 4 strokes, cangjie input 一一戈 (MMI), four-corner 10731, composition)

  1. (trad. & simp.) say, speak
  2. (simplified only) cloud, clouds
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 86, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 254
  • Dae Jaweon: page 178, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 384, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+4E91

Etymology 2[edit]

A contraction of 云南 ("Yunnan"), the simplified form of 雲南, itself a contraction of 雲岭 ("land south of the Yunling Mountains").

Han character[edit]

(radical 7 +2, 4 strokes, cangjie input 一一戈 (MMI), four-corner 10731, composition)

  1. (abbreviation) Yunnan province in China

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping wan4, Yale wan4)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(un) (hangeul , revised un, McCune-Reischauer un)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yún
Zhuyin ㄩㄣˊ
IPA (key) /yn³⁵/
Audio
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Noun[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin yún, traditional )

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) a cloud
  2. (abbreviation) Yunnan province in China

Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yún)

  1. (literary) to say; to speak

Compounds[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(vân)