jien

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

jien

  1. Rōmaji transcription of じえん

Maltese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَنَا (ʾanā), but with an irregular development that points to expressive lengthening of the first syllable (*ʾānā). Eventually from Proto-Semitic *ʾanāku.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

jien

  1. I

Usage notes[edit]

  • In a standalone context absent of a conjugated verb, this takes on the present tense meaning of "to be".

Inflection[edit]