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Mandarin pinyin tunes
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yān, yán, yǎn, yàn

first tune

yān

smoke; fumes
cigarette; tobacco

yān

flooded; submerged

yān

marinate (meat)
pickle; preserve with salt

yān

pharynx; throat

yān

Chinese characters also pronunced yān



second tune

yán

talk; speak; words

yán

burning hot
inflammation, -itis

yán

rock

yán

salt

yán

prolong; extend
postpone; protract

yán

research

yán

face; countenance
colors; dyes

yán

along; go along; follow

沿

yán

stern; strick

yán

Chinese characters also pronunced yán



third tune

yǎn

eye

yǎn

play; perform

yǎn

Chinese characters also pronunced yǎn


fourth tune

yàn

detest; dislike

yàn

swallow (bird)

yàn

flame; blaze

yàn

banquet

yàn

verify; test
check; examine

yàn

alluring; glamorous; sensational

yàn

Chinese characters also pronunced yàn



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