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yì yán bù fā
v. not say a word (idiom), keep silent
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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.
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yǒu shí hou , tā zuò zài yǐ zi shàng , yì yán bù fā de zuò zhe fā dāi , yí zuò jiù shì bàn tiān
phr. Sometimes, he sits on the chair, staring blankly into nothing and without uttering a word, for a long while.
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yí lù shàng , bà ba yì yán bù fā , wàng zhe chuāng wài chū shén .
phr. On the way, father didn't utter one word. He was just staring blankly outside the window.