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char. elegant; (lit.) proper; graceful; one of the three sections of The Book of Songs
Other meanings
[yǎ]   char. (lit.) acquaintance; (lit.) usually; (lit.) very
    short tailed bird (for )
    tooth (for )
 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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gāo yǎ
adj. elegant
yōu yǎ
adj. graceful
wén yǎ
adj. elegant, refined, cultured, gentle
xiáo yǎ
n. one of the three main divisions of the Book of Songs
qīng yǎ
adj. elegant, refined
yǎ sú
n. elegance and vulgarity
fēng yǎ
n./adj. literary pursuits, grace; elegant, refined
yǎ shì
n. refined scholar, person of refined tastes