Complete Definition of "tong"

see|tÅng|tóng|tÇng|tòng|töng
English

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉÅ|-ÉÅ

Noun
en-noun

  1. A Chinese secret society

Translations
Cantonese: å  (Yale: tong4)

See also
tongs
triad
yakuza


Dutch

Noun
tong f (plural: tongen, diminutive: tongetje)

  1. tongue

Category:Chinese derivations


Mandarin
Pinyin syllable
tong

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, tÅng, tóng, tÇng, or tòng.

Usage notes
English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Category:Mandarin pinyin

el:tong
es:tong
fa:tong
fr:tong
io:tong
it:tong
hu:tong
nl:tong
pl:tong
ru:tong
vi:tong
tr:tong
zh:tong

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