Meaning of 砚

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(Trad.: 硯)
Pinyin: yàn
English Definition: ink-stone
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (stone) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shí ] stone, rock, mineral
    • [ jiàn ] to see, to observe, to meet, to appear
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Example Words
砚池 yàn chí (concave) ink stone or ink slab
端砚 duān yàn high-quality ink stonemade in Duanxi and Guangdong
古砚 yàn antique ink slab; Classifiers:
砚山县 yàn shān xiàn Yanshan county in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao autonomous prefecture 文山壮族苗族自治州 , Yunnan
砚瓦 yàn ink slab
More: 砚* | *砚 | *砚*
Example Sentences
I have a classmate , She is my best friend .
Because is away from home cannot on time the inkstone medicine.
Please allow me to introduce you to my classmates.
The tools and materials of Chinese calligraphy are comprised of brush, tusche , rice paper and inkstone, which are generally called 'four treasures of the Chinese study'.
"In the past, the police had to have firm evidence of abduction before they could file a case, otherwise they were labelled as missing persons," she said.