Chinese Word Entry

解鈴還須繫鈴人

Simplified Chinese form: 解铃还须系铃人

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄐㄧㄝˇ ㄌㄧㄥˊ ㄏㄞˊ ㄒㄩ ㄒㄧˋ ㄌㄧㄥˊ ㄖㄣˊ
Mandarin (Pinyin): jiě líng hái xū xì líng rén
Cantonese (Jyutping): gaai2 ling4 waan4 seoi1 hai6 ling4 jan4
Definitions:
  1. lit. whoever hung the bell on the tiger's neck must untie it (idiom)

  2. fig. whoever started the trouble should end it


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Chinese characters used in this word

unravel, notes, key, explanation, understanding, untie, undo, solve, answer, cancel, absolve, explain, minute, loosen, unfasten
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧㄝˇ (jiě), ㄐㄧㄝˋ (jiè), ㄒㄧㄝˋ (xiè)
Cantonese: gaai2, gaai3, haai6
Japanese: カイ (kai)、 ゲ (ge) / と.く (toku)、 と.かす (tokasu)、 と.ける (tokeru)、 ほど.く (hodoku)、 ほど.ける (hodokeru)、 わか.る (wakaru)、 さと.る (satoru)
Korean: 해 (hae), 개 (gae)
Vietnamese: giải, giới, giái
Variants
Semantic variant form:

small bell, buzzer, bell
Readings
Mandarin: ㄌㄧㄥˊ (líng)
Cantonese: ling1, ling4
Japanese: レイ (rei)、 リン (rin)、 リョウ (ryou) / すず (suzu)
Korean: 령 (ryeong), 영 (yeong)
Vietnamese: linh
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

send back, return, still, yet, also, besides
Readings
Mandarin: ㄏㄨㄢˊ (huán), ㄏㄞˊ (hái), ㄒㄩㄢˊ (xuán)
Cantonese: syun4, waan4
Japanese: カン (kan)、 セン (sen)、 ゲン (gen) / かえ.る (kaeru)、 また (mata)、 めぐる (meguru)
Korean: 환 (hwan), 선 (seon)
Vietnamese: hoàn, toàn
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

ought, by all means, necessarily, must, have to, necessary, moment, whiskers
Readings
Mandarin: ㄒㄩ (xū)
Cantonese: seoi1
Japanese: ス (su)、 シュ (shu) / すべから.く (subekaraku)、 すべし (subeshi)、 ひげ (hige)、 まつ (matsu)、 もち.いる (mochiiru)、 もと.める (motomeru)
Korean: 수 (su)
Vietnamese: tu, tua
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

attach, connect, unite, fasten
Readings
Mandarin: ㄒㄧˋ (xì), ㄐㄧˋ (jì)
Cantonese: hai6
Japanese: ケイ (kei) / つな.ぐ (tsunagu)、 かか.る (kakaru)、 か.ける (kakeru)
Korean: 계 (gye)
Vietnamese: hệ, kế, kích
Variants
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Simplified Japanese form:
Semantic variant forms:

person, man, people, mankind, someone else
Readings
Mandarin: ㄖㄣˊ (rén)
Cantonese: jan4
Japanese: ジン (jin)、 ニン (nin) / ひと (hito)、 -り (-ri)、 -と (-to)
Korean: 인 (in)
Vietnamese: nhân
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