nian

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See also: niań, nián, niàn, Nián, niān, niǎn, and -nian

Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Determiner[edit]

nian

  1. accusative singular of nia

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nian

  1. Nonstandard spelling of niān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of nián.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of niǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of niàn.

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.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

nian

  1. definite singular of nia.
    Jag går i nianI'm in ninth grade

Anagrams[edit]


Whitesands[edit]

Noun[edit]

nian

  1. day

References[edit]


Wutunhua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Mandarin (nián).

Noun[edit]

nian

  1. year
    xo wang san nian-de ggo jjhayek jjhang-la-lio ze-li.
    Xiao Wang has studied Chinese for three years.
    (Quoted in Sandman, p. 193)
    Synonym: lo

Etymology 2[edit]

From Mandarin (niàn).

Verb[edit]

nian

  1. to read
    ni ma-ge nian-di-yek?
    What are you reading?
    (Quoted in Sandman, p. 207)
  2. to recite

References[edit]

  • Erika Sandman (2016) A Grammar of Wutun[1], University of Helsinki (PhD), →ISBN