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Pinyin: yǎng
English Definition: to face upward; to look up; to admire; to rely on
Chinese Definition:
①脸向上,与“俯”相对:仰首。仰望。
②敬慕:久仰。敬仰。
③依赖:仰承。仰赖。仰仗。仰人鼻息。
④旧时公文用语。上行文中用在“请、祈、恳”等字之前,表示恭敬;下行文中表示命令:仰即尊照。
⑤服下,指服毒:仰药(服毒药自杀)。仰毒。
⑥姓氏。

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Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Ideographic: To exalt a person
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ áng ] lofty; high; to raise; high-priced, expensive
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Example Words:
信仰 [ xìn yǎng ]: to believe in (a religion); firm belief; conviction
瞻仰 [ zhān yǎng ]: to revere; to admire
仰望 [ yǎng wàng ]: to look up at; to look up to sb hopefully
久仰 [ jiǔ yǎng ]: honorific: I've long looked forward to meeting you.; It's an honor to meet you at last.
久仰大名 [ jiǔ yǎng míng ]: I have been looking forward to meeting you for a long time (idiom)
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