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yán
adj. strict, rigorous; severe, terrible; tight, close
    one (for )
    mouth (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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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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yán sù
adj. serious, solemn, earnest
yán gé
adj. strict
yán zhòng
adj. serious, severe
yán lì
adj. strict, severe
zhuāng yán
adj. stately, solemn, dignified
jiè yán
v. enforce martial law, proclaim martial law
yán hán
adj. (of weather) severe cold, bitter cold
yán dǎ
v. crack down on, take severe measures against
yán dōng
n. severe winter
zuǐ yán
phr. be tight-lipped