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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)
Chinese Definition:
①人和动物的视觉器官:眼睛。眼底。眼力。眼色。眼神。眼帘。眼目。眼疾手快。
②见识,对事物的看法:眼光远大。眼界开阔。
③孔洞,窟窿:炮眼。针眼儿。泉眼。
④关节,要点:节骨眼儿。字眼儿。
⑤戏曲中的节拍:一板三眼。
⑥当前:眼前利益。眼下。
⑦量词:一眼井。
⑧围棋术语,一方子中所留的空儿,在这个空儿中对方不能下成活棋。

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
眼前 yǎn qián before one's eyes; now; at present
眼光 yǎn guāng gaze; insight; foresight; vision; way of looking at things
眼泪 yǎn lèi tears; crying; Classifiers:
着眼 zhuó yǎn to have one's eyes on (a goal); having sth in mind; to concentrate
眼下 yǎn xià now; at present; subocular (medicine)
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