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Meaning of 堰

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Pinyin: yàn
English Definition: weir
Chinese Definition:
①挡水的堤坝:堤堰。堰塘。都江堰(在中国四川省,是闻名中外的古代水利工程,已有两千多年的历史)。
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (earth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
    • [ yǎn ] to hide, to repress; to bend
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Example Words
围堰 wéi yàn a cofferdam
塘堰 táng yàn irrigation pond or dam
都江堰 jiāng yàn Dujiangyan in Sichuan, a famous water engineering project and World Heritage Site; Dujiangyan county level city in Chengdu 成都 , Sichuan
都江堰市 jiāng yàn shì Dujiangyan county level city in Chengdu 成都 , Sichuan
堰塞湖 yàn dammed lake; lake formed by landslip or lava flow
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