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nian; year Pinyinnián (second tone)
Pronounced like 'nian' in the word 'Armenian'

Character derived from combination of thousands of grains - the association is to a word that used to sound similar.

èr líng líng nián
er : 2; two 0; ling 0; ling wu : 5; Five nian : year
two zero zero five year = 2005 AD

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