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:

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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