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The Chinese word lian - 炼 - liàn
(to refine in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

to refine, to melt,
to smelt, to temper with fire

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Chinese characters  ( lian / liàn ) with pronunciation (English translation: to refine )
炼 ( lian / liàn ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 炼 ( lian / liàn ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Gang shi you tie lian cheng de.
Gāng shì yóu tiĕ liàn chéng de.

 – English translation: Steel is made from iron.

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

to extract and purify  |  alchemy
Chinese example words containing the character 炼 ( lian / liàn )
锻炼 ( duànliàn = to do physical training )
Other characters that are pronounced liàn in Chinese
More words that mean to melt in Chinese
huà ( 化 ), róng ( 融 ), xiāo ( 销 )

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Version 5.16 / Last updated: 2017-10-09