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Meaning of 延

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Pinyin: yán
English Definition: to prolong; to extend; to delay
Chinese Definition:
①引长:延长(cháng)。延续。蔓延。延年益寿。
②展缓,推迟:延迟。延缓。延宕。延误。
③引进,请:延聘(聘请)。延纳。延师。延医。
④姓氏。
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: A foot on the road stopped in its tracks 丿
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Example Words
延伸 yán shēn to extend; to spread
延长 yán cháng Yanchang county in Yan'an 延安 , Shaanxi
延长 yán cháng to prolong; to extend; to delay
蔓延 màn yán to extend; to spread
延续 yán to continue; to go on; to last
More: 延* | *延 | *延*
Example Sentences
1
I never procrastinate at work.
2
Do we need to extend the warranty period?
3
Please complete the task on time and do not procrastinate.
4
I wonder why the exam got postponed.
5
沿
The road runs along the edge of the cliff.