ruan

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See also: Ruan, ruán, ruàn, Ruán, ruǎn, ruan2, and ruan3

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Mandarin .

Noun[edit]

ruan (plural ruans)

  1. (music) A type of Chinese plucked string instrument with a fretted neck, and a family of related instruments.

Synonyms[edit]

  • ruanqin (mainly in reference to Taiwan)

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ruan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of ruán.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of ruǎn.

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.

Tiruray[edit]

Noun[edit]

ruan

  1. mudfish