Meaning of 堰

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Pinyin: yàn
English Definition: weir
Chinese Definition:
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:
兵来将敌,水来土堰 [ bīng lái jiàng , shuǐ lái yàn ]: counter soldiers with arms, water with an earth weir (idiom); different situations call for different action; to adopt measures appropriate to the actual situation
十堰 [ shí yàn ]: Shiyan prefecture level city in Hubei
十堰市 [ shí yàn shì ]: Shiyan prefecture level city in Hubei
围堰 [ wéi yàn ]: a cofferdam
堰塞湖 [ yàn ]: dammed lake; lake formed by landslip or lava flow
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