Meaning of 雁

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Pinyin: yàn
English Definition: wild goose
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bird) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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Example Words
大雁 yàn wild goose; Classifiers:
鸿雁 hóng yàn (bird species of China) swan goose (Anser cygnoides)
孤雁 yàn a lonely wild goose; a solitary wild goose
雁过拔毛 yàn guò máo lit. to grab feathers from a flying goose; fig. to seize any opportunity; pragmatic
沉鱼落雁 chén luò yàn lit. fish sink, goose alights (idiom, from Zhuangzi 庄子 ); fig. female beauty captivating even the birds and beasts
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Example Sentences
A flight of wild geese forms a line of characters sad.
And then two wild geese came.
Geng Lei said, 'This goose has been hurt in the past.
Bang!" was heard, and both the wild geese fell dead among the reeds.
This is made of wild goose feather and this is made of skylark feather.