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yán

  1. yán verb to speak / to say / said
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In this sense 言 means 说 (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: 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)

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《言部》 Yán Radical 289
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 153
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《公孫丑章句上》 Commentary on Gong Sun Chou I 91
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《憲問第十四》 Commentary on Xian Wen XIV 84
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《滕文公章句上》 Commentary on Teng Wen Gong I 76
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句上》 Commentary on Jin Xin I 74
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《離婁章句上》 Commentary on Li Lou I 73
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《離婁章句下》 Commentary on Li Lou II 73
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《封禪書》 Religious sacrificial ceremonies 67
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句下》 Commentary on Jin Xin II 67

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
言诗 言詩 始可與言詩已矣 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1. 《學而》 Xue Er 2
能言 能言 吾能言之 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi 2

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
朋友 1. 《學而》 Xue Er in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 4
2. 《為政》 Wei Zheng in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 4
3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 3
4. 《里仁》 Li Ren in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
使賓客 5. 《公冶長》Gong Ye Chang in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 6
修身 《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 20
《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 13
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 16
先王 《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 11
《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 6
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 26
《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 3
仁義之前 《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 14
固有 《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 5
子貢 Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
Selections from Zhuang Zi in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
使 Sections from Records of the Historian in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 3
《釋詁》 Explanation of Old Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 3
《釋言》 Explanation of Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 3
宿 《釋訓》 Explanation of Instructions in Er Ya 《爾雅》 3
《釋樂》 Explanation of Music in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 15
可信 《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 12
《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 12