adv. also, too, either, as well; even, even if; used for emphasis (often in negative sentences); used to soften the tone
Other meanings
[yě]   par. (lit.) used at the end of a sentence indicating affirmation; used in the middle of a sentence marking off the topic of the statement
𠃌 for
    second, rank second; second of the ten heavenly stems; used for an unspecified person or thing (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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zhōng guó cài wén qi lai hěn xiāng , yíng yáng yé hěn fēng fù .
phr. Chinese food smells good and is also rich in nutrition.
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lián ... yě ...
conj. even
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nǐ hàn yǔ shuō de zhēn hǎo . -- ná lí ná lǐ , yě jiù yì bān .
phr. Your Chinese is very good.--Not at all, just so so.
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zhè yàng jì yóu hǎo chù , yé yǒu huài chù
phr. This way there are advantages and also disadvantages.
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zhè gè bān de xué sheng yì dián yě bú chà
phr. The students in this class are not bad at all.
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míng zhī bù dí yě yào liàng jiàn
phr. Fully aware that oneself will be defeated, he/she still draws the sword.
xiáng xiáng yě shì
phr. (often used independently between sentences with a softened tone) if you think about it, then it's...
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shén me yé zú dǎng bù liǎo tā
phr. Nothing could stop him.
dào xià kè yě méi zuò chū lái
phr. didn't manage to figure out (the answer of a question) when the class was over
dào yě shì
phr. (with a softened tone) it's indeed (this case), it's quite (like this); (contrary to one's expectation or common sense) (though...,) it is...