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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:
延长 [ yán cháng ]: Yanchang county in Yan'an 延安 , Shaanxi
延长 [ yán cháng ]: to prolong; to extend; to delay
延伸 [ yán shēn ]: to extend; to spread
延续 [ yán ]: to continue; to go on; to last
蔓延 [ màn yán ]: to extend; to spread
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