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yán cí
n. word (as opposed to thought and deed)
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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.
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tā bú shàn yán cí , dàn néng gàn shí shì .
phr. He is inarticulate, but capable of doing real work.
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tā de yán cí guò yú jī liè , rě nù le láo bǎn .
phr. His diction was so fierce that he infuriated the boss.