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ran

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What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
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See also rán, rǎn, ràn, and RAN

English

Pronunciation

Verb

ran

  1. Simple past of run.

Croatian

Adverb

ran

  1. early

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

ran

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of two tones, rán or rǎn.

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.


Norwegian

Noun

ran n. (definite singular ranet; indefinite plural ran; definite plural rana/ranene)

  1. robbery

Slovene

Adverb

ran

  1. early

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