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Meaning of 焉

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Pinyin: yān
English Definition: where; how
Chinese Definition:
①与介词“于”加代词“是”相当:心不在焉。不复出焉。
②乃,才:必知乱之所自起,焉能治之。
③文言疑问词,怎么,哪儿:且焉置土石?
④文言助词:又何戚焉。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: A bird with a strange head
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Example Words
心不在焉 xīn zài yān absent-minded; preoccupied; inattentive; with one's thoughts wandering
语焉不详 yān xiáng to mention sth without elaborating (idiom); not giving details
杀鸡焉用牛刀 shā yān yòng niú dāo don't use a sledgehammer on a nut; aquila non capit muscam
习焉不察 yān chá too accustomed to sth. to question it (idiom)
焉耆 yān Yanqi county in Xinjiang
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