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shí yán
v. go back on one's word, break one's promise

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

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.
rú guǒ tā dā ying bāng máng , tā jiù bú huì shí yán .
phr. If he promised to help, he will not go back on his promise.
tā dā ying bǎ shū liú géi wǒ , què shí yán bǎ tā mài gěi le bié rén .
phr. He promised to keep the book for me, but he broke his word and sold it to someone else.