jian

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See also: jiān, jiǎn, and jiàn

Dongxiang[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ɕiaŋ/, [t͡ɕiɑ̃(ŋ)]

Adverb[edit]

jian

  1. just, just now
  2. only
  3. exactly
  4. just as

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

jian

  1. Nonstandard spelling of jiān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of jiǎn.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of jiàn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.