Meaning of 吟

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Pinyin: yín
English Definition: to chant; to recite; to moan; to groan; cry (of certain animals and insects); song (ancient poem)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ jīn ] modern, current; today, now
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Example Words
呻吟 shēn yín to moan; to groan
沉吟 chén yín to mutter to oneself irresolutely
吟唱 yín chàng to chant; to recite
笑吟吟 xiào yín yín smiling; with a smile
吟诵 yín sòng to read aloud; to recite rhythmically; to chant; to intone (esp. poems in rhythm)
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Example Sentences
I never read poetry to him again.