shan

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See also: Shan, shān, shán, shǎn, and shàn

English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

shan ‎(comparative more shan, superlative most shan)

  1. (Geordie) unfair, harsh
    Here man! that's pure shan that like
  2. (Hartlepool) poor

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165

Anagrams[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

shan

  1. Shan (language spoken in eastern Burma in an area bordering China, Laos and Thailand)
  2. Shan (person belonging to the ethnic minority that speaks the language)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of shan (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative shan shanit
genitive shanin shanien
partitive shania shaneja
illative shaniin shaneihin
singular plural
nominative shan shanit
accusative nom.? shan shanit
gen. shanin
genitive shanin shanien
partitive shania shaneja
inessive shanissa shaneissa
elative shanista shaneista
illative shaniin shaneihin
adessive shanilla shaneilla
ablative shanilta shaneilta
allative shanille shaneille
essive shanina shaneina
translative shaniksi shaneiksi
instructive shanein
abessive shanitta shaneitta
comitative shaneineen

Derived terms[edit]

  • shan-kansa (the Shan people)

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

shan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of shān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of shán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of shǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of shàn.

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.


Scots[edit]

Adjective[edit]

shan (comparative mair shan, superlative maist shan)

  1. (Edinburgh) unfair, harsh (as in Geordie)


Somali[edit]

Somali cardinal numbers
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : shan
    Ordinal : shanaad

Numeral[edit]

shan

  1. five