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Min Line breaks: Min

Definition of Min in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A dialect of Chinese spoken by over 50 million people, mainly in Fujian province, Hainan, and Taiwan. It has two main forms, northern and southern.
Example sentences
  • Beyond the study of Chaozhou and southern Min, the significance of the research lies in its contribution to the comparative study of Chinese dialects.
  • The phylogeny above groups Chinese dialects into two: Southern dialects (Yue, Hakka, Min) and Northern. dialects (Wu, Gan, Xiang, Mandarin).

Origin

Chinese.

Words that rhyme with Min

agin, akin, begin, Berlin, bin, Boleyn, Bryn, chin, chin-chin, Corinne, din, fin, Finn, Flynn, gaijin, Glyn, grin, Gwyn, herein, Ho Chi Minh, in, inn, Jin, jinn, kin, Kweilin, linn, Lynn, mandolin, mandoline, no-win, pin, Pinyin, quin, shin, sin, skin, spin, therein, thin, Tientsin, tin, Tonkin, Turin, twin, underpin, Vietminh, violin, wherein, whin, whipper-in, win, within, Wynne, yin

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