Meaning of -AN in English

-AN

transcription, транскрипция: [ -ən ]

( -ans)

1.

-an is added to the names of some places in order to form adjectives or nouns that refer to people or things which come from that place.

The Australian foreign minister...

Mitch was a San Franciscan by birth.

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2.

-an is added to the names of famous people to form adjectives or nouns that refer to people or things which are connected with or typical of that person’s work or the time at which they lived.

...a great Shakespearean actor.

...an exhibition of fine Victorian furniture.

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