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Pinyin: yán
English Definition: words; speech; to say; to talk
Chinese Definition:
①讲,说:言说。言喻。言道。言欢。言情。言必有中(zhòng)(一说就说到点子上)。
②说的话:言论。言辞(亦作“言词”)。语言。言语。言简意赅。
③汉语的字:五言诗。七言绝句。洋洋万言。
④语助词,无义:言归于好。“言告师氏,言告言归”。
⑤姓氏。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: A tongue sticking out of a mouth
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ tóu ] lid, cover; head
    • Above to below
      • [ èr ] two; twice
      • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words:
语言 [ yán ]: language; Classifiers:
发言 [ yán ]: to make a speech; statement; utterance; Classifiers:
方言 [ fāng yán ]: topolect; dialect
言论 [ yán lùn ]: expression of opinion; views; remarks; arguments
预言 [ yán ]: to predict; prophecy
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