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FireEater

A Measure Word by Any Other Name...

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FireEater

Hiyoo!

Could the following little squiggle, lian2 as I listen, do the job of a Measure Word?

And if so, what sort of things/phenomena does it, as it were, measure?

Bye now,

Jan

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muyongshi

Not sure that I have ever heard this used as a measure word...

I looked and couldn't find it in the dictionary either.

It is part of the word 窗帘 and just means curtain by it self as well meaning "flag as shop sign" or "curtain".

Sorry!

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kkmp008

Could 帘 do the job of a Measure Word?

Yes. On very rare occasions.

And if so, what sort of things/phenomena does it, as it were, measure?

It's usually seen in the combination 一帘幽梦 (roughly translated as: a curtain of long dream). Here the curtain refers to an enclosure with a curtain and 一帘幽梦 means that whatever happens within the enclosure is like a long dream.

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helenlee

yeah

一帘幽梦

Link dreams

Now it is a hot TV soap on chanel Hunan TV.

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rootfool

it comes from a poem written by qin guan.But I can't remember all of it.:(

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