Meaning of 焉

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Pinyin: yān
English Definition: where; how
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: A bird with a strange head
Character Formation:
  • Above to middle and below
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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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Example Sentences
We simply answered his questions. How were we to know he would say, 'Bring your brother down here'?
If anyone does not know how tomanage his own family, how can he take care of God' s church?
If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
But nothing ventured, no brain drained.
One of the main pillars of jargon has always been metaphor, both sporting and mixed.