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Meaning of 岩

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Pinyin: yán
English Definition: cliff; rock
Chinese Definition:
①高峻的山崖:岩壁。岩壑。
②构成地壳的石头:岩石。岩洞。岩浆。岩层。熔岩。
③险要,险峻:岩险。岩邑。
④山洞:中空成岩。岩居穴处。
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: The rocks that make up a mountain
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
Similar Characters: 岿
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Example Words
岩石 yán shí rock
攀岩 pān yán rock climbing; to climb a rockface
花岗岩 huā gāng yán granite
岩层 yán céng variant of 岩层 ; rock strata
岩层 yán céng rock strata
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Example Sentences
1
Not the climbing, but the city.
2
The volcano spewed out scorching magma.
3
Climbing on the rocks has become increasingly difficult for him.
4
The guide told us how to climb safely and where to find the best views.