xin

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See also: Xin, xīn, xín, xǐn, and xìn

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

xin

  1. Nonstandard spelling of xīn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of xín.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of xǐn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of xìn.

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.

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *cuun ~ *ciin (to desire).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

xin ()

  1. to ask (for); to beg; to request; to apply
  2. Used at the beginning of a request to convey a sense of humility and politeness.
  3. Used in greetings, thanks, etc. as a polite particle.

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