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Meaning of 演

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Pinyin: yǎn
English Definition: to develop; to evolve; to practice; to perform; to play; to act
Chinese Definition:
①根据事理推广发挥:推演。讲演(亦作“演讲”)。演义(以史书及传说的材料为基础,增添一些细节,用章回体写成的小说)。演绎(一种推理方法,由一般原理推出关于特殊情况下的结论)。
②依照程式练习:演练。演示。演算。演武。演习。演兵场。
③不断变化:演变。演化。
④把技艺当众表现出来:表演。演出。演播。演奏。主演。义演。

Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shuǐ ] water
    • [ yín ] to respect, to revere; respectfully; 3rd terrestrial branch
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Example Words
演出 yǎn chū to act (in a play); to perform; to put on (a performance); performance; concert; show; Classifiers:
表演 biǎo yǎn play; show; performance; exhibition; to perform; to act; to demonstrate; Classifiers:
演员 yǎn yuán actor or actress; performer; Classifiers:
导演 dǎo yǎn to direct; director (film etc)
演讲 yǎn jiǎng lecture; to make a speech
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