Meaning of 砚

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(Trad.: 硯)
Pinyin: yàn
English Definition: ink-stone
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (stone) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shí ] stone, rock, mineral
    • [ jiàn ] to see, to observe, to meet, to appear
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Example Words
砚池 yàn chí (concave) ink stone or ink slab
端砚 duān yàn high-quality ink stonemade in Duanxi and Guangdong
古砚 yàn antique ink slab; Classifiers:
砚山县 yàn shān xiàn Yanshan county in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao autonomous prefecture 文山壮族苗族自治州 , Yunnan
砚瓦 yàn ink slab
More: 砚* | *砚 | *砚*
Example Sentences
Wei gang like stone, makes inkstone later.
I get on well with my classmates .
He gets on well with his classmates .
Because is away from home cannot on time the inkstone medicine.
Look here, sir. They are Xuan paper, ink brush, ink slab and ink stick.