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I find for 靓丽:

liànglì
jìnglì

With the difference in pronunciation, is there a difference in meaning?

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    bkrs:liàng is 〈方〉 dialect jìng lì beautiful pretty 艳丽。 jìng 〈书〉妆饰;打扮。另见liàng。 ◆ 靓 liàng 〈方〉漂亮;好看:靓仔 | 靓女。另见jìng。 – user6065 Nov 24 '17 at 0:06
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    "现代汉语词典"liàng (方)漂亮;好看:~|~女。别见672页 jìng[靓女](方)漂亮的女子(多指年轻的)[靓仔](方)漂亮的小伙子。 靓 jìng(书)妆饰;打扮。别见792页liàng [靓妆](书)美丽的妆饰 1st is dialect, 2nd is literary – user6065 Nov 24 '17 at 0:32
  • regarding below answer, compound 靓丽 not in 现代汉语词典,therefore apparently of low usage frequency,but (see comment #1) no difference in meaning – user6065 Nov 24 '17 at 1:40
  • @user6065, Indeed, 靓丽 IS in 现代汉语词典. – dan Nov 24 '17 at 4:28
  • comment #3 refers to the 1978 edition (one that can be borrowed for outside use from a library), since it is e.g. in bkrs users suspect that it would be in later editions – user6065 Nov 24 '17 at 5:48
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According to the 两岸 dictionary, the pronunciation for 靓丽 works like this:

【臺拼】jìnglì

【陸拼】liànglì

So this is mostly a Taiwan vs. Mainland pronunciation difference.

According to the Students Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese normally jìng means:

1 make up one’s face (woman), apply cosmetics, rouge.

a) prink, adorn, embellish, trim.

2 ⦿ 靜 jìng 1, quiet, still, tranquil, calm.

While according to KEY liàng means:

{dialect} attractive, good looking, pretty, handsome, beautiful

Longman's also notes:

〈粵〉

❶ 漂亮﹐好看:靚女/靚樣。

❷ 美味的:靚湯。

So it seems this Cantonese pronunciation has somewhat taken over on the mainland while not influencing Taiwan as much.

  • liang/jing, it's all Greek to me! – Pedroski Nov 24 '17 at 11:39
  • @Pedroski Yeah, funnily enough I can never seem to remember how to pronounce 靓 anyway... – user3306356 Nov 24 '17 at 15:32
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Just trying to point out what is indicated by the comment from user6065, the correct pronunciation of 靓丽 is liànglì, not jìnglì. When 靓 is pronounced as jìng, it means 妆饰;打扮. 靓丽 is clearly defined in 现代汉语词典. enter image description here

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