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Meaning of 雁

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Pinyin: yàn
English Definition: wild goose
Chinese Definition:
①鸟类的一属,形状略像鹅,群居水边,飞时排列成行:雁行(háng)。雁序。雁阵(雁行整齐,如同军队布阵)。雁过拔毛(喻为牟利不放过任何机会)。
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bird) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
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Example Words:
刘宾雁 [ liú bīn yàn ]: Liu Binyan (1925-2005), journalist and novelist, condemned by Mao as rightist faction in 1957, subsequently dissident writer
加拿大雁 [ jiā yàn ]: (bird species of China) cackling goose (Branta hutchinsii)
大雁 [ yàn ]: wild goose; Classifiers:
大雁塔 [ yàn ]: Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an
小白额雁 [ xiǎo bái é yàn ]: (bird species of China) lesser white-fronted goose (Anser erythropus)
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