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Meaning of 宴

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Pinyin: yàn
English Definition: feast; repose
Chinese Definition:
①以酒饭款待宾客:宴客。宴饮。宴席。
②聚会在一起吃酒饭:宴会。宴集。
③酒席:设宴。国宴。盛(shèng)宴。
④乐,安闲:宴娱。宴嬉。宴乐。宴居。

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Ideographic: A woman cooking food for a house banquet
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • [ yàn ] banquet, feast; to entertain
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Example Words:
宴会 [ yàn huì ]: banquet; feast; dinner party; Classifiers:
便宴 [ biàn yàn ]: informal dinner
千里搭长棚,没有不散的宴席 [ qiān cháng péng , méi yǒu sàn de yàn ]: even if you build a thousand-league awning for it, every banquet must come to an end (idiom)
午宴 [ yàn ]: lunch banquet
卡宴 [ yàn ]: Cayenne, capital of French Guiana
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