yán

  1. yán verb to speak; to say; said
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 言 means 说. For example, 自言自语 'talk to oneself' (CCI p. 24; GHC '言' 1, 2; Kroll 2015 '言' 1).
  2. yán noun language; talk; words; utterance; speech
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    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 2015 '言' 2).
  3. yán noun Kangxi radical 149
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Radicals
    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
    Notes: (GHC '言' 5; Kroll 2015 '言' 3)
  5. yán noun phrase; sentence
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '言' 2a)
  6. yán noun a word; a syllable
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (GHC '言' 4; Kroll 2015 '言' 2b)
  7. yán noun a theory; a doctrine
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 学说 (GHC '言' 3; Kroll 2015 '言' 4)
  8. yán verb to regard as
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '言' 5)
  9. yán verb to act as
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '言' 5a)

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