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1燕子 yàn ziyan4 zi5swallow
2 yànyan4swallow (family Hirundinidae); old variant of ; variant of
3暗背雨燕 àn bèi yànan4 bei4 yu3 yan4(bird species of China) dark-rumped swift (Apus acuticauda)
4白额燕鸥 白額燕鷗 bái é yàn ōubai2 e2 yan4 ou1(bird species of China) little tern (Sternula albifrons)
5白腹毛脚燕 白腹毛腳燕 bái máo jiǎo yànbai2 fu4 mao2 jiao3 yan4(bird species of China) common house martin (Delichon urbicum))
6白冠燕尾 bái guān yàn wěibai2 guan1 yan4 wei3(bird species of China) white-crowned forktail (Enicurus leschenaulti)
7白喉针尾雨燕 白喉針尾雨燕 bái hóu zhēn wěi yànbai2 hou2 zhen1 wei3 yu3 yan4(bird species of China) white-throated needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus)
8白晓燕 白曉燕 bái xiǎo yànBai2 Xiao3 yan4Pai Hsiao-yen (daughter of Pai Ping-ping)
9白眼河燕 bái yǎn yànbai2 yan3 he2 yan4(bird species of China) white-eyed river martin (Pseudochelidon sirintarae)
10白腰叉尾海燕 bái yāo chā wěi hǎi yànbai2 yao1 cha1 wei3 hai3 yan4(bird species of China) Leach's storm petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa)
11白腰燕鸥 白腰燕鷗 bái yāo yàn ōubai2 yao1 yan4 ou1(bird species of China) Aleutian tern (Onychoprion aleuticus)
12白嘴端凤头燕鸥 白嘴端鳳頭燕鷗 bái zuǐ duān fèng tóu yàn ōubai2 zui3 duan1 feng4 tou2 yan4 ou1(bird species of China) sandwich tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis)
13斑背燕尾 bān bèi yàn wěiban1 bei4 yan4 wei3(bird species of China) spotted forktail (Enicurus maculatus)
14斑腰燕 bān yāo yànban1 yao1 yan4(bird species of China) striated swallow (Cecropis striolata)
15苍头燕雀 蒼頭燕雀 cāng tóu yàn quècang1 tou2 yan4 que4(bird species of China) common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
16雏燕 雛燕 chú yànchu2 yan4swallow chick
17处堂燕雀 處堂燕雀 chù táng yàn quèchu4 tang2 yan4 que4lit. a caged bird in a pavilion (idiom); fig. to lose vigilance by comfortable living; unaware of the disasters ahead; a fool's paradise
18纯色岩燕 純色岩燕 chún yán yànchun2 se4 yan2 yan4(bird species of China) dusky crag martin (Ptyonoprogne concolor)
19大凤头燕鸥 大鳳頭燕鷗 fèng tóu yàn ōuda4 feng4 tou2 yan4 ou1(bird species of China) greater crested tern (Thalasseus bergii)
20淡色崖沙燕 dàn shā yàndan4 se4 ya2 sha1 yan4(bird species of China) pale martin (Riparia diluta)
21短嘴金丝燕 短嘴金絲燕 duǎn zuǐ jīn yànduan3 zui3 jin1 si1 yan4(bird species of China) Himalayan swiftlet (Aerodramus brevirostris)
22粉红燕鸥 粉紅燕鷗 fěn hóng yàn ōufen3 hong2 yan4 ou1(bird species of China) roseate tern (Sterna dougallii)
23凤头树燕 鳳頭樹燕 fèng tóu shù yànfeng4 tou2 shu4 yan4(bird species of China) crested treeswift (Hemiprocne coronata)
24戈氏金丝燕 戈氏金絲燕 shì jīn yànGe1 shi4 jin1 si1 yan4(bird species of China) Germain's swiftlet (Aerodramus germani)
25褐翅叉尾海燕 chì chā wěi hǎi yànhe4 chi4 cha1 wei3 hai3 yan4(bird species of China) Tristram's storm petrel (Oceanodroma tristrami)
26褐翅燕鸥 褐翅燕鷗 chì yàn ōuhe4 chi4 yan4 ou1(bird species of China) bridled tern (Onychoprion anaethetus)
27褐喉沙燕 hóu shā yànhe4 hou2 sha1 yan4(bird species of China) grey-throated martin (Riparia chinensis)
28黑背燕尾 hēi bèi yàn wěihei1 bei4 yan4 wei3(bird species of China) black-backed forktail (Enicurus immaculatus)
29黑叉尾海燕 hēi chā wěi hǎi yànhei1 cha1 wei3 hai3 yan4(bird species of China) Swinhoe's storm petrel (Oceanodroma monorhis)
30黑翅燕鸻 黑翅燕鴴 hēi chì yàn hénghei1 chi4 yan4 heng2(bird species of China) black-winged pratincole (Glareola nordmanni)
31黑腹燕鸥 黑腹燕鷗 hēi yàn ōuhei1 fu4 yan4 ou1(bird species of China) black-bellied tern (Sterna acuticauda)
32黑喉毛角燕 hēi hóu máo jiǎo yànhei1 hou2 mao2 jiao3 yan4(bird species of China) Nepal house martin (Delichon nipalense)
33黑枕燕鸥 黑枕燕鷗 hēi zhěn yàn ōuhei1 zhen3 yan4 ou1(bird species of China) black-naped tern (Sterna sumatrana)
34黑嘴端凤头燕鸥 黑嘴端鳳頭燕鷗 hēi zuǐ duān fèng tóu yàn ōuhei1 zui3 duan1 feng4 tou2 yan4 ou1(bird species of China) Chinese crested tern (Thalasseus bernsteini)
35黄嘴河燕鸥 黃嘴河燕鷗 huáng zuǐ yàn ōuhuang2 zui3 he2 yan4 ou1(bird species of China) river tern (Sterna aurantia)
36灰背燕尾 huī bèi yàn wěihui1 bei4 yan4 wei3(bird species of China) slaty-backed forktail (Enicurus schistaceus)
37灰喉针尾雨燕 灰喉針尾雨燕 huī hóu zhēn wěi yànhui1 hou2 zhen1 wei3 yu3 yan4(bird species of China) silver-backed needletail (Hirundapus cochinchinensis)
38灰燕鸻 灰燕鴴 huī yàn hénghui1 yan4 heng2(bird species of China) small pratincole (Glareola lactea)
39灰燕䴗 灰燕鶪 huī yàn hui1 yan4 ju2(bird species of China) ashy woodswallow (Artamus fuscus)
40家燕 jiā yànjia1 yan4(bird species of China) barn swallow (Hirundo rustica)
41金丝燕 金絲燕 jīn yànjin1 si1 yan4Aerodramus, genus of birds that use echolocation, a subset of the Collocaliini tribe (swiflets), two of whose species – Aerodramus fuciphagus and Aerodramus maximus – build nests harvested to make bird's nest soup
42金腰燕 jīn yāo yànjin1 yao1 yan4(bird species of China) red-rumped swallow (Cecropis daurica)
43来鸿去燕 來鴻去燕 lái hóng yànlai2 hong2 qu4 yan4lit. the goose comes, the swallow goes (idiom); fig. always on the move
44劳燕分飞 勞燕分飛 láo yàn fēn fēilao2 yan4 fen1 fei1the shrike and the swallow fly in different directions (idiom); (usually of a couple) to part from each other
45领燕鸻 領燕鴴 lǐng yàn héngling3 yan4 heng2(bird species of China) collared pratincole (Glareola pratincola)
46普通楼燕 普通樓燕 tōng lóu yànpu3 tong1 lou2 yan4(bird species of China) common swift (Apus apus)
47普通燕鸻 普通燕鴴 tōng yàn héngpu3 tong1 yan4 heng2(bird species of China) oriental pratincole (Glareola maldivarum)
48普通燕鸥 普通燕鷗 tōng yàn ōupu3 tong1 yan4 ou1(bird species of China) common tern (Sterna hirundo)
49轻如飞燕 輕如飛燕 qīng fēi yànqing1 ru2 fei1 yan4as light as a swallow on the wing (idiom)
50日本叉尾海燕 běn chā wěi hǎi yànRi4 ben3 cha1 wei3 hai3 yan4(bird species of China) Matsudaira's storm petrel (Oceanodroma matsudairae)
51如燕营巢 如燕營巢 yàn yíng cháoru2 yan4 ying2 chao2like swallows building their nests bit by bit (idiom)
52乳燕 yànru3 yan4baby swallow
53身轻如燕 身輕如燕 shēn qīng yànshen1 qing1 ru2 yan4as lithe as a swallow (of athlete or beautiful girl)
54孙燕姿 孫燕姿 sūn yàn Sun1 Yan4 zi1Stefanie Sun (1978-), Singaporean singer-songwriter
55天燕座 tiān yàn zuòTian1 yan4 zuo4Apus (constellation)
56乌燕鸥 烏燕鷗 yàn ōuwu1 yan4 ou1(bird species of China) sooty tern (Onychoprion fuscatus)
57五雀六燕 què liù yànwu3 que4 liu4 yan4six of one and half a dozen of the other; about the same (idiom)
58线尾燕 線尾燕 xiàn wěi yànxian4 wei3 yan4(bird species of China) wire-tailed swallow (Hirundo smithii)
59小白腰雨燕 xiǎo bái yāo yànxiao3 bai2 yao1 yu3 yan4(bird species of China) house swift (Apus nipalensis)
60小凤头燕鸥 小鳳頭燕鷗 xiǎo fèng tóu yàn ōuxiao3 feng4 tou2 yan4 ou1(bird species of China) lesser crested tern (Thalasseus bengalensis)
61小燕尾 xiǎo yàn wěixiao3 yan4 wei3(bird species of China) little forktail (Enicurus scouleri)
62新婚燕尔 新婚燕爾 xīn hūn yàn ěrxin1 hun1 yan4 er3newlyweds; love birds
63崖沙燕 shā yànya2 sha1 yan4(bird species of China) sand martin (Riparia riparia)
64烟腹毛脚燕 煙腹毛腳燕 yān máo jiǎo yànyan1 fu4 mao2 jiao3 yan4(bird species of China) Asian house martin (Delichon dasypus)
65烟黑叉尾海燕 煙黑叉尾海燕 yān hēi chā wěi hǎi yànyan1 hei1 cha1 wei3 hai3 yan4(bird species of China) Wilson's storm petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)
66岩燕 yán yànyan2 yan4(bird species of China) Eurasian crag martin (Ptyonoprogne rupestris)
67燕巢 yàn cháoYan4 chao2Yanchao township in Kaohsiung county 高雄县 , southwest Taiwan
68燕巢乡 燕巢鄉 yàn cháo xiāngYan4 chao2 xiang1Yanchao township in Kaohsiung county 高雄县 , southwest Taiwan
69燕妒莺惭 燕妒鶯慚 yàn yīng cányan4 du4 ying1 can2ravishingly beautiful (of a woman) (idiom)
70燕颔虎颈 燕頷虎頸 yàn hàn jǐngyan4 han4 hu3 jing3powerful; mighty; majestic (idiom)
71燕科 yàn yan4 ke1Hirundinidae (the family of swallows and martins)
72燕麦 燕麥 yàn màiyan4 mai4oats
73燕麦粥 燕麥粥 yàn mài zhōuyan4 mai4 zhou1oatmeal; porridge
74燕雀 yàn quèyan4 que4(bird species of China) brambling (Fringilla montifringilla); (fig.) small fry
75燕雀安知鸿鹄之志 燕雀安知鴻鵠之志 yàn què ān zhī hóng zhī zhìyan4 que4 an1 zhi1 hong2 hu2 zhi1 zhi4lit. can the sparrow and swallow know the will of the great swan? (idiom); fig. how can we small fry predict the ambitions of the great?
76燕雀处堂 燕雀處堂 yàn què chù tángyan4 que4 chu4 tang2lit. a caged bird in a pavilion (idiom); fig. to lose vigilance by comfortable living; unaware of the disasters ahead; a fool's paradise
77燕雀乌鹊 燕雀烏鵲 yàn què quèyan4 que4 wu1 que4lit. sparrow and swallow, crow and magpie; fig. any Tom, Dick or Harry; a bunch of nobodies
78燕雀相贺 燕雀相賀 yàn què xiàng yan4 que4 xiang4 he4lit. sparrow and swallow's congratulation (idiom); fig. to congratulate sb on completion of a building project; congratulations on your new house!
79燕雀焉知鸿鹄之志 燕雀焉知鴻鵠之志 yàn què yān zhī hóng zhī zhìyan4 que4 yan1 zhi1 hong2 gu3 zhi1 zhi4lit. can the sparrow and swallow know the will of the great swan? (idiom); fig. how can we small fry predict the ambitions of the great?
80燕梳 yàn shūyan4 shu1(dialect) insurance (loanword)
81燕隼 yàn sǔnyan4 sun3(bird species of China) Eurasian hobby (Falco subbuteo)
82燕尾服 yàn wěi yan4 wei3 fu2swallow-tailed coat; tails
83燕窝 燕窩 yàn yan4 wo1edible bird's nest
84燕翼贻谋 燕翼貽謀 yàn móuyan4 yi4 yi2 mou2to hand down a good plan to posterity (idiom)
85燕语莺声 燕語鶯聲 yàn yīng shēngyan4 yu3 ying1 sheng1young woman's sweet voice in talking and laughing; pleasant scene of spring (idiom)
86燕子衔泥垒大窝 燕子銜泥壘大窩 yàn zi xián lěi yan4 zi5 xian2 ni2 lei3 da4 wo1the swallow's nest is built one beakful of mud at a time (idiom); many a little makes a mickle
87洋燕 yáng yànyang2 yan4(bird species of China) Pacific swallow (Hirundo tahitica)
88贻燕 貽燕 yànyi2 yan4to leave peace for the future generations
89银燕 銀燕 yín yànyin2 yan4silver swallow; airplane (affectionate)
90莺妒燕嗔 鶯妒燕嗔 yīng yàn chēnying1 du4 yan4 chen1to snatch a master's favor from a rival (idiom)
91莺歌燕舞 鶯歌燕舞 yīng yàn ying1 ge1 yan4 wu3the warbler sings and the swallow dances; prosperity abounds (idiom)
92莺啭燕鸣 鶯囀燕鳴 yīng zhuàn yàn míngying1 zhuan4 yan4 ming2Orioles and swallows are twittering (amidst the leaves). (idiom)
93雨燕 yànyu3 yan4swift; Apodidae (the swift family)
94曾金燕 zēng jīn yànZeng1 Jin1 yan4Zeng Jinyan (1983-), Chinese blogger and human rights activist, wife of dissident activist Hu Jia 胡佳
95棕雨燕 zōng yànzong1 yu3 yan4(bird species of China) Asian palm swift (Cypsiurus balasiensis)

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