Meaning of 婉

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Pinyin: wǎn
English Definition: graceful; tactful
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (woman) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] woman, girl; female
    • [ wǎn ] to seem; as if; crooked
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Example Words
委婉 wěi wǎn tactful; euphemistic; (of voice etc) suave; soft
婉转 wǎn zhuǎn (voice, music) suave; mellow; (speech) indirect; tactful
婉言 wǎn yán tactful; diplomatic; mild and indirect
婉拒 wǎn to tactfully decline; to turn down gracefully
凄婉 wǎn melancholy; moving and sad; sweet and piteous
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Example Sentences
"We always wear the same clothing when we are together, " said Li, minutes before bidding goodbye to his girlfriend as she boarded the train bound for Xi'an.
You might get a fake smile in return, and maybe a hug if you' re lucky, but they will both lack sincerity.
It straggled onward into the mystery of the primeval forest.
By shallow rivers, to whose falls Melodious birds sing madrigals.
In September, President George W Bush even defended torture - referring to it euphemistically as "an alternative set of [interrogation] procedures" - and secret CIA prisons.