Chinese Word Entry

柔腸寸斷

Simplified Chinese form: 柔肠寸断

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄖㄡˊ ㄔㄤˊ ㄘㄨㄣˋ ㄉㄨㄢˋ
Mandarin (Pinyin): róu cháng cùn duàn
Cantonese (Jyutping): jau4 coeng4 cyun3 dyun6
Definitions:
  1. lit. to feel as if one's intestines have been cut short

  2. broken-hearted (idiom)


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Chinese characters used in this word

tender, weakness, gentleness, softness, soft, gentle, pliant
Readings
Mandarin: ㄖㄡˊ (róu)
Cantonese: jau4
Japanese: ジュウ、 ニュウ / やわ.らか、 やわ.らかい、 やわ、 やわ.ら、 やわらげる
Korean:
Vietnamese: nhu

intestines, guts, bowels, viscera, emotions, sausage
Readings
Mandarin: ㄔㄤˊ (cháng)
Cantonese: coeng4
Japanese: チョウ / はらわた、 わた
Korean:
Vietnamese: tràng, trường
Variants
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measurement, tenth of a shaku, a little, small, inch, tiny, KangXi radical 41
Readings
Mandarin: ㄘㄨㄣˋ (cùn), ㄘㄨㄣˇ (cǔn)
Cantonese: cyun3
Japanese: スン、 ソン / はかる、 とき、 き
Korean:
Vietnamese: thốn

sever, cut off, interrupt
Readings
Mandarin: ㄉㄨㄢˋ (duàn)
Cantonese: dyun3, dyun6, tyun5
Japanese: ダン / た.つ、 ことわ.る、 さだ.める
Korean:
Vietnamese: đoạn, đoán
Variants
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