Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

yán

  1. yán verb to speak / to say / said
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In this sense 言 means 说. For example, 自言自语 'talk to oneself' (CCI p. 24; GHC '言' 1, 2; Kroll '言' 1).
  2. yán noun language / talk / words / utterance / speech
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: For example, in literary Chinese, 忠言逆耳 'honest advice, [although] unpleasant to the ear[, induces good conduct]', from Han Feizi's Wai Chu Shuo Zuo Shang (DCP 'Z137'; Kroll '言' 2).
  3. yán noun Kangxi radical 149
    Domain: Radicals 部首
    Notes: To speak (ABC back cover; GHC p. 7)
  4. yán particle a particle with no meaning
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: (GHC '言' 5; Kroll '言' 3)
  5. yán noun phrase / sentence
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '言' 2a)
  6. yán noun a word / a syllable
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (GHC '言' 4; Kroll '言' 2b)
  7. yán noun a theory / a doctrine
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 学说 (GHC '言' 3; Kroll '言' 4)
  8. yán verb to regard as
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '言' 5)
  9. yán verb to act as
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (Kroll '言' 5a)

Contained in

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Truncated for common words

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《言部》 Yán Radical 281
Records of the Three Kingdoms 《三國志》 卷二十九 魏書二十九 方技傳 Volume 29: Book of Wei 29 - Biographies of fangshis and artisans 156
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean 148
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷三 秦一 Chapter 3: Qin I 110
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 108
Guoyu 《國語》 周語下 Discourses of Zhou III 105
The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 昭公 Lord Zhao 105
Daode Jing 《道德經》 With commentary by 王弼 Wang Bi 101
Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 僖公 Lord Xi 97
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷二十 趙三 Chapter 20: Zhao III 87

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
言采 言採 薄言采之 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧周南‧芣苢 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Zhou And The South - Fu Yi 14
薄言 薄言 薄言采之 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧周南‧芣苢 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Zhou And The South - Fu Yi 14
言思 言思 靜言思之 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶‧柏舟 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Bo Zhou 9
愿言 願言 願言則嚏 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶‧終風 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Zhong Feng 6
言归 言歸 言告言歸 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧周南‧葛覃 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Zhou And The South - Ge Tan 6
静言 靜言 靜言思之 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶‧柏舟 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Bo Zhou 5
巧言 巧言 巧言如流 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧節南山之什‧雨無正 Minor odes of the kingdom - Jie Nan Shan Zhi Shen - Yu Wu Zheng 5
言言 言言 崇墉言言 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 大雅‧文王之什‧皇矣 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Wen Wang - Huang Yi 4
酌言 酌言 酌言嘗之 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧魚藻之什‧瓠葉 Minor odes of the kingdom - Yu Zao Zhi Shen - Hu Ye 4
言旋 言旋 言旋言歸 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧鴻鴈之什‧黃鳥 Minor odes of the kingdom - Hong Yan Zhi Shen - Huang Niao 3