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See also jiān, jiǎn, and jiàn

Mandarin

Noun

jian (Pinyin jiān)

  1. measure word (for rooms)
    zhe jian canting de shiwu haochi, danshi hen gui. — The food of this restaurant is delicious, but it is very expensive.
    (zhè jiān cāntīng de shíwù hǎochī, dànshì hěn guì. — 这间餐厅的食物好吃,但是很贵.)
    zhe jian yiyuan li you hen duo bingren. "There are many patients in this hospital."

Pinyin syllable

jian

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, jiān, jiǎn, or jiàn.

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.

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