Meaning of 檐

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Pinyin: yán
English Definition: eaves; ledge or brim
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 17; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ zhān ] talkative, verbose; surname
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Example Words
屋檐 yán eaves; roof (i.e. home)
房檐 fáng yán eaves
帽檐 mào yán brim (of a hat)
飞檐走壁 fēi yán zǒu to leap onto roofs and vault over walls (usually associated with martial arts)
挑檐 tiǎo yán eaves
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Example Sentences
"I wonder if she wears a round hat or a bonnet in the afternoon, " Janey speculated.
All it takes is a roof, a gutter and a tank to lift the poor out of drudgery.
He measured then the gate from the roof of one little chamber to the roof of another: the breadth was five and twenty cubits, door against door.
This includes pants, shirts with long sleeves, and sunglasses. Top it off with a wide-brimmed hat.
You can see the Asian touches today: the rice paddies, the wide-brim hats, the steaming bowls of noodles for sale on the streets.