Meaning of 沿

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Pinyin: yán
English Definition: along; to follow (a line, tradition etc); to carry on; to trim (a border with braid, tape etc); border; edge
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shuǐ ] water
    • Above to below
      • [ ] small table; how many; a few, some
      • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words:
沿海 [ yán hǎi ]: coastal
沿着 [ yán zhe ]: to go along; to follow
沿岸 [ yán àn ]: coastal area; littoral or riparian
沿途 [ yán ]: along the sides of the road; by the wayside
沿用 [ yán yòng ]: to continue to use (old methods); to apply as before; according to usage
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