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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pictograph of words emerging from a mouth ()

Han character[edit]

(radical 149 +0, 7 strokes, cangjie input 卜一一口 (YMMR), four-corner 00601)

  1. words, speech
  2. speak, say

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1146, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 35205
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1612, character 20
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3936, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+8A00

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping jin4, Yale yin4)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ nyen5, Guangdong ngien2; nian2 [Meixian], ngen2 [Dongguan], nien2 [Hong Kong], Hagfa Pinyim ngian2)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(eon, eun) (hangeul [[, ]], revised eon, eun, McCune-Reischauer ŏn, ŭn, Yale en, un)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin yán (yan2), Wade-Giles yen2)

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yán)

  1. (literary) speech, words

Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yán)

  1. to say, to speak, to talk

Proper noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin yán)

  1. A surname​.

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-17.

Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*ngiæn, ŋǝn)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, POJ giân (gian5))

  1. (literary) speech; talk

Derived terms[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(ngôn, ngỏn, ngộn, ngổn, ngồn, ngủn)