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See also cuān, cuán, and cuàn
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Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

cuan

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, cuān, cuán, or cuàn.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Scottish Gaelic

Noun

cuan m., gen cuain, pl cuainean

  1. sea, ocean

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Spanish

Etymology

Latin quam

Adverb

cuan

  1. how, to what extent.

Usage notes

Used with adjectives. Rare in modern speech, usually replaced with que, tan, or cuanto. Written with an accent mark (cuán) when exclamative, as in ¡cuán grande es!

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