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(Trad.: 許)
Pinyin:
English Definition: to allow; to permit; to promise; to praise; somewhat; perhaps
Chinese Definition:
①应允,认可:许可。允许。特许。
②承认其优点:赞许。嘉许。
③预先答应给与:许诺。
④女方接受男方求亲:许配。许嫁。以身相许。
⑤或者,可能:也许。或许。
⑥处,地方:何许人。
⑦表示约略估计的词:几许。少许。
⑧这样:如许。
⑨中国周代诸侯国名,在今河南省许昌市东。
⑩姓氏。

Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ ] noon; 7th terrestrial branch
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Example Words:
许多 [ duō ]: many; a lot of; much
也许 [ ]: perhaps; maybe
允许 [ yǔn ]: to permit; to allow
或许 [ huò ]: perhaps; maybe
许可 [ ]: to allow; to permit
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