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语言 yǔ yán: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

语言 (yǔ yán) English Meaning

  • language

Traditional Characters:  語言

语 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

言 forms words in:

HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(mén)
  • |(zhǒng)

Sample Sentences

  • 英语是国际语言。
    Yīngyǔ shì guójì yǔyán.
    English is an international language.
  • 在美国说哪种语言?
    Zài měiguó shuō nǎ zhǒng yǔyán?
    What language do they speak in the United States?
  • 在埃及说什么语言?
    Zài āijí shuō shénme yǔyán?
    What language is spoken in Egypt?
  • 语言是人类特有的。
    Yǔyán shì rénlèi tèyǒu de.
    Language is peculiar to man.
  • 瑞典有自己的语言。
    Ruìdiǎn yǒu zìjǐ de yǔyán.
    Sweden has its own language.
  • 翻译是欧洲的语言。
    Fānyì shì ōuzhōu de yǔyán.
    Translation is the language of Europe.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

语 (yǔ): dialect; language; speech

  • 讠 (yán): speech
  • 五 (wǔ): five; 5
  • 口 (kǒu): mouth

言 (yán): words; speech; to say; to talk

  •  (yán): words; speech; to say; to talk

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 语

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 成语(chéng yǔ):  Chinese set expression of 4 characters or two couplets of 4 characters each:   expression often alluding to a story or historical quotation; idiom; proverb; saying; adage; set expression; CL:  条(tiáo), 本(běn), 句(jù)
  • 语气(yǔ qì):  tone; manner of speaking; mood; CL:   個|个(gè)

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 言

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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