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Translingual[edit]

shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from  ( → ).

Also Simplified from  ( → [[ ]] and  → ) (elimination of 言, in addition to 貝 → 贝 simplification).

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  (money) – to help with money.

Han character[edit]

(radical 154 +12, 16 strokes, cangjie input 竹山月人 (HUBO))

  1. to praise
  2. help, support, assist, aid, patronize

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , , Jyutping zaan3, Yale jaan3)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin zàn, traditional )

  1. to commend; to praise
  2. to aid; to assist

Derived terms[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

(simplified, POJ chán, traditional , simplified )

  1. awesome; cool

See also[edit]

  • (Mandarin equivalent)

Verb[edit]

(simplified, POJ chán, traditional , simplified )

  1. to commend; to praise

Derived terms[edit]