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See also Lin, līn, lín, lǐn, and lìn

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Pronunciation

Noun

lin m

  1. linen
  2. flax (the plant)

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

lin

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, līn, lín, lǐn, or lìn.

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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