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U+721B, 爛
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-721B

[U+721A]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+721C]
See also:

Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 86 +17, 21 strokes, cangjie input 火日弓田 (FANW), four-corner 97820, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 687, character 25
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 19604
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1099, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2249, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+721B

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Small seal script
爛-seal.svg
Characters in the same phonetic series () (Zhengzhang, 2003) 
Old Chinese
*ɡ·raːn
*ɡ·raːn
*ɡ·raːn
*ɡ·raːn, *ɡ·raːns
*ɡ·raːn, *ɡ·raːnʔ, *ɡ·raːns
*ɡ·raːn
*ɡ·raːn
*ɡ·raːn
*ɡ·raːn
*ɡ·raːn
*ɡ·raːns
*ɡ·raːns
*ɡ·raːns
*ɡ·raːns
*ɡr·reːn
*kreːnʔ, *ɡ·reːns
*kreːnʔ
*kreːnʔ
*kraːns
*ɡ·reːns
*ɡ·reːns
*ɡ·reːns
*ɡ·reːns
*ɡ·reːns
*ɡ·reːns
*ɡ·reːns

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *ɡ·raːns): semantic (fire) + phonetic (OC *ɡ·raːn).

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • nōa - vernacular;
  • lān - literary.

Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1
Initial () (37)
Final () (61)
Tone (調) Departing (H)
Openness (開合) Open
Division () I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/lɑnH/
Pan
Wuyun
/lɑnH/
Shao
Rongfen
/lɑnH/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/lanH/
Li
Rong
/lɑnH/
Wang
Li
/lɑnH/
Bernard
Karlgren
/lɑnH/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
làn
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
làn
Middle
Chinese
‹ lanH ›
Old
Chinese
/*[r]ˤan-s/
English cooked until soft

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
Reading # 1/1
No. 6130
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ɡ·raːns/

Definitions[edit]

  1. (of fruits, etc.) rotten; spoiled; decayed
    蘋果 / 苹果  ―  làn pínguǒ  ―  rotten apple
  2. well-cooked; soft; mushy
    鍾意薯仔 [Cantonese, trad.]
    钟意薯仔 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Keoi5 zung1 ji3 di1 syu4 zai2 zyu2 dak1 hou2 laan6. [Jyutping]
    He likes his potatoes cooked very mushy.
  3. broken; fragmented; shattered
    其他人知錯 [Cantonese, trad.]
    其他人知错 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Keoi5 zing2 laan6 kei4 taa1 jan4 di1 je5 dou1 m4 zi1 co3. [Jyutping]
    He didn't apologize even though he broke someone else's things.
  4. bad; awful
    gag / gag [Cantonese]  ―  laan6 gag [Jyutping]  ―  bad joke
    英文 / 英文  ―  Wǒ de yīngwén hěn làn.  ―  My English is awful.
  5. to rot; to decay; to decompose; to spoil
  6. completely

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ran>nan) (hangeul >, revised ran>nan, McCune-Reischauer ran>nan, Yale lan>nan)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

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