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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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷三十二 Scroll 32 302
Shuo Wen Jie Zi 《說文解字》 《言部》 Yán Radical 281
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷三十三 Scroll 33 227
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十七 Scroll 17 211
History of Ming 《明史》 卷一百九十六 列傳第八十四 張璁 桂萼 方獻夫 夏言 Volume 196 Biographies 84: Zhang Cong, Gui E, Fang Xianfu, Xia Yan 203
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷三 Scroll 3 195
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
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷十六 Scroll 16 134
History of Ming 《明史》 卷三百〇八 列傳第一百九十六 奸臣 胡惟庸 陳瑛 嚴嵩 周延儒 溫體仁 馬士英 Volume 308 Biographies 196: Treacherous Officials - Hu Weiyong, Chen Ying, Yan Song, Zhou Yanru, Wen Tiren, Ma ShiYing 125

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
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
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
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
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
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
咎言 咎言 體無咎言 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧衞‧氓 Lessons from the states - Odes of Wei - Mang 3