Meaning of 掩

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Pinyin: yǎn
English Definition: to cover up; to close; to surprise
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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Example Words
掩饰 yǎn shì to cover up; to conceal; to mask; to gloss over
掩盖 yǎn gài to conceal; to hide behind; to cover up
掩护 yǎn to screen; to shield; to cover; protection; cover; Classifiers:
遮掩 zhē yǎn to cover; to mask; to cover up or conceal (the truth etc)
掩映 yǎn yìng hidden from view; alternately hidden and visible; setting off each other
More: 掩* | *掩 | *掩*
Example Sentences
If you are sick and must travel or be around others, cover your mouth and nose.
She turned her long life into the quirky twist trend history of our nation; behind her name there were great courage and fortitude that hardly hide.
The ironicframe: "Shameless self-promotion:I was just named one of Bigtime's 100 mostinfluential people."
Cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissues when coughing and sneezing, and dispose of the used tissues properly.
To prevent transmission, people should cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing, and wash their hands regularly.