xin

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See also: Xin, xīn, xín, xǐn, and xìn

Afar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɖin/
  • Hyphenation: xin

Noun[edit]

xin m 

  1. sleep

References[edit]

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)

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 for; to request
    xin tiềnto ask for an allowance; to beg for money; to request a budget
    (honorific) Xin anh vui lòng cởi giày trước khi vào nhà ạ.
    Please take off your shoes before coming in.
    (literally, “I beg you to take off your shoes before entering my house.”)
  2. (honorific, humble) to humbly ask to do something
    Xin chân thành cảm ơn mọi người đã tụ họp đông đủ tại đây.
    I'd like to thank everyone for attending this meeting, with no one being absent.

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