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yán
char. to say, to talk; speech, word; character, word, sentence
    to say, to talk; speech, word; character, word, sentence
 n/a 
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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yǔ yán
n. language
yì yán bù fā
v. not say a word (idiom), keep silent
wén yán wén
n. classical Chinese
qiān yán wàn yǔ
n. thousands and thousands of words, a great deal of talk
xiáng yán zhī
phr. (lit.) to put it in detail, ...; explain it in detail
yán wài zhī yì
idiom. implication
miào bù kě yán
idiom. indescribably ingenious, too wonderful for words