珍珠

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Chinese[edit]

precious thing; treasure bead; pearl
simp. and trad.
(珍珠)
alt. forms 真珠 obsolete
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Etymology[edit]

Pearls were previously called 真珠 (“true pearls”).

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (9) (23)
Final () (44) (24)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Closed
Division () Chongniu III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʈˠiɪn/ /t͡ɕɨo/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʈᵚin/ /t͡ɕio/
Shao
Rongfen
/ȶien/ /t͡ɕio/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʈjin/ /cuə̆/
Li
Rong
/ȶjĕn/ /t͡ɕio/
Wang
Li
/ȶǐĕn/ /t͡ɕĭu/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ȶi̯ĕn/ /t͡ɕi̯u/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
zhēn zhū

Noun[edit]

珍珠

  1. pearl (Classifier: ;  m)
  2. tapioca pearl (Classifier: ;  m)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (珍珠):

Others:


Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

珍珠 (jinju) (hangeul 진주)

  1. Hanja form? of 진주, “pearl”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

珍珠

  1. Hán tự form of trân châu, “pearl