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Meaning of 雅

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Pinyin:
English Definition: elegant
Chinese Definition:
①正规的,标准的:雅言。雅正(a.规范的;b.正直;c.客气话,用于赠给他人的书画题款上,请对方指正)。
②美好的,高尚的,不粗俗的:文雅。高雅。典雅。雅观。雅教(jiào)。雅兴(xìng)。雅座。雅俗。
③平素,素来:雅爱。雅善鼓琴。
④极,甚:雅以为美。雅不欲为。
⑤交往:无一日之雅。
⑥酒器名:雅量(liàng)(a.大的酒量;b.宽宏的气度)。
⑦中国周代朝庭上的乐歌:风雅颂。雅声(泛指诗歌)。
⑧古同“鸦”,乌鸦。

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Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bird) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tooth, molar; fang, tusk; serrated
    • [ zhuī ] short-tailed bird; sparrow
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Example Words:
文雅 [ wén ]: elegant; refined
雅典 [ diǎn ]: Athens, capital of Greece
高雅 [ gāo ]: dainty; elegance; elegant
一日之雅 [ zhī ]: lit. friends for a day (idiom); fig. casual acquaintance
不登大雅之堂 [ dēng zhī táng ]: lit. not fit for elegant hall (of artwork); not presentable; coarse; unrefined
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