Meaning of 年

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Pinyin: nián
English Definition: year; Classifiers:
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Ideographic: A man carrying grain, representing the annual harvest
Character Formation:
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    • [ gàn ] arid, dry; to oppose; to offend; to invade
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Example Words:
今年 [ jīn nián ]: this year
去年 [ nián ]: last year
年轻 [ nián qīng ]: young
年级 [ nián ]: grade; year (in school, college etc); Classifiers:
年龄 [ nián líng ]: (a person's) age; Classifiers:
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