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Main
English Definitionyear; (Chinese surname)
See alsonián grain; harvest (old); variant of (from traditional character )
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Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinnián
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(After Tone Sandhi)
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Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄋㄧㄢˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)nin4
Part of Speech(名) noun, (量) measure word
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=1; TOP=Basic

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年轻niánqīngyoung
年纪niánjìage
年级niánjígrade; year (in school, college etc)
年代niándàia decade of a century (e.g. the Sixties); age; era; period
年龄niánlíng(a person's) age
Words With Same Tail Word    
今年jīnniánthis year
去年qùniánlast year
明年míngniánnext year
青年qīngniányouth; youthful years; young person; the young
新年xīnniánNew Year
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