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Pronunciation : yán
Meaning :
  1. extend. (v)
  2. delay. (v)
  3. employ. (v)
Radical :
Strokes : 6
Traditional :
Usage : 9.4%
Common Words / Phrases:
yán cháng
: lengthen; draw out; prolong
yán chí
: keep putting off
yán qī
: postpone; defer
yán xù
: continue
tuō yán
: delay; prolong
1. The opening of the exhibition has been postponed.
zhǎn lǎn huì kāi de yán chí le
展览会 : exhibition
开幕 : opening
: (particle) used after an attribute; to
日期 : date
延迟 : postpone
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
2. We prolonged our stay.
men yán cháng le dòu liú shí jiān
我们 : we
延长 : extend, prolong
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
逗留 : stay
时间 : time
3. The case extended over a period of ten years.
zhè àn yán le shí nián
: this
: measure word
案子 : case
延续 : continue
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
: ten
: years
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4 thoughts on “延”

  1. Against the white background, the green and red texts would be more legible in black. Please make them both black or at least the red Chinese text.

    1. Hi Gator,
      Thanks for your suggestion.
      I want to differentiate the Pinyin and Chinese characters with different colours. So I have used green and red for both of them.
      But I think you are right, darker color would be more legible. I will try to change the green and red text to a darker color if there is no technical issue.

      Again, thanks for your suggestion.

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