[ dah-lyahn ]
/ ˈdɑˈlyɑn /
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noun Pinyin.
an urban municipality in southern Liaoning province, in northeastern China, on the southern tip of the Liaodong peninsula: comprises the old cities of Dalian and Lüshun, and five adjacent counties. About 1,300 sq. mi. (3,367 sq. km).Formerly (Pinyin) Lü·da, Lü·ta [ly-dah] /ˈlüˈdɑ/ .
an old city in outhern Liaoning province, in northeastern China: one of the finest harbors on the East Asian coast; now part of the urban area of Dalian.Formerly (Japanese) Dairen; (Russian) Dal·ny [dahl-nee] /ˈdɑl ni/ .
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Also (Wade-Giles) Ta·lien [dah-lyen] /ˈdɑˈlyɛn/ .
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Talien (tɑːlˈjɛn)

/ (dɑːlˈjɛn) /

a city in NE China, at the end of the Liaodong Peninsula: with the adjoining city of Lüshun comprises the port complex of Lüda. Pop: 2 709 000 (2005 est)Former name: Dairen
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