Meaning of 眼

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Pinyin: yǎn
English Definition: eye; small hole; crux (of a matter); Classifiers: ; classifier for big hollow things (wells, stoves, pots etc)
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (eye) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] eye; to look, to see; division, topic
    • [ gěn ] blunt; tough, chewy
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Example Words:
眼睛 [ yǎn jing ]: eye; Classifiers:
眼镜 [ yǎn jìng ]: spectacles; eyeglasses; Classifiers:
眼光 [ yǎn guāng ]: gaze; insight; foresight; vision; way of looking at things
眼神 [ yǎn shén ]: expression or emotion showing in one's eyes; meaningful glance; wink; eyesight (dialect)
耀眼 [ yào yǎn ]: to dazzle; dazzling
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