nián
char. age; period of life; annual; period in history; things of or for the New Year
Other meanings
[nián]   n. year; New Year
    dry (for )
丿    slash (for )
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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nián gāo
n. nian-gao, rice cake, new year cake
nián huà
n. folk new year picture
nián fāng shí bā
phr. be only eighteen years old
mò nián
n. the final years (of a regime)
nián shì yǐ gāo
phr. be advanced in age, be senior
nián fèi
n. annual fee
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tā nián jìn sì shí .
phr. He is nearly forty years old.
dù wǎn nián
phr. to spend one's remaining years, to spend one's old age