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shíyán lit. to eat one's words
to break a promise
to go back on one's word
to renege
unsworn testimony

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Word Compounds


        shíwù, food/CL:種|种[zhǒng]
        shí/sì, to eat/food/animal feed/eclipse, to feed
        shípǐn, foodstuff/food/provisions/CL:種|种[zhǒng]
        yǐnshí, [飲食], food and drink/diet
        měishí, culinary delicacy/fine food/gourmet food
        língshí, between-meal nibbles/snacks
        jìnshí, [進食], to take a meal/to eat
        sùshí, vegetables/vegetarian food
        xīshí, to suck/to take in
        liángshi, [糧食], foodstuff/cereals/CL:種|种[zhǒng]
        jiéshí, [節食], to save food/to go on a diet
        shípǔ, [食譜], cookbook/recipe/diet/CL:份[fèn],個|个[gè]
        shítáng, dining hall/CL:個|个[gè],間|间[jiān]
        shíyán, lit. to eat one's words/to break a promise/to go back on one's word/to renege/un...
        shúshí, cooked food/prepared food/deli food
        shíwùzhòngdú, food poisoning
        shíyòng, food product/to use as food/edible
        shíyù, [食慾], appetite
        tiánshí, dessert/sweet
        shízhǐ, forefinger/mouths to feed
        huǒshí, food/meals
        zìshíqíguǒ, to eat one's own fruit (idiom); fig. suffering the consequences of one's own act...
        shíwùliàn, [食物鏈], food chain
        yànshízhèng, [厭食症], anorexia
        sùshízhě, vegetarian
        bǔshí, to prey on/to catch and feed on/to hunt for food
        ròushí, carnivorous
        shídào, esophagus/the proper way to eat/food transportation route
        juéshí, [絕食], to go on a hunger strike
        mìshí, [覓食], to forage/to hunt for food/to scavenge/fig. to make a living
        zìshíqílì, lit. to eat off one's own strength (idiom)/fig. to stand on one's own feet/to ea...
        yīshí, clothes and food
        tūnshí, to devour
        cánshí, [蠶食], to nibble away at (as silkworm consume leaves)/fig. to embezzle progressively
        
        jìnshí, fast (not eat)
        shànshí, meal
宿         shísù, board and lodging/room and board
        rìshí, solar eclipse
        ruòròuqiángshí, [弱肉強食], lit. the weak are prey to the strong (idiom); fig. predatory behavior/the law of...
        měishíjiā, gourmet
        shíkè, diner (in a restaurant etc)/hanger-on/sponger
        yuèshí, lunar eclipse/eclipse of the moon
        qǐnshínánān, [寢食難安], lit. cannot rest or eat in peace (idiom)/fig. extremely worried and troubled
        shíguǎn, esophagus
        
        huǒshífèi, [伙食費], food expenses/board expenses/meals (cost)
        
        tiāoshí, to be picky about food
        yīshífùmǔ, the people one depends upon for one's livelihood/one's bread and butter
        shícǎodòngwù, [食草動物], herbivore
        fēngyīzúshí, [豐衣足食], having ample food and clothing (idiom); well fed and clothed
        miànshí, [麵食], food made from wheat flour, such as noodles, dumplings, buns etc
        shíliáng, [食糧], food cereals
        yànshí, [厭食], anorexia
        
        fèiqǐnwàngshí, [廢寢忘食], to neglect sleep and forget about food (idiom)/to skip one's sleep and meals/to ...
        shíliàng, quantity of food
        yīshízhùxíng, clothing, food, housing and transport (idiom); people's basic needs
        xiāoshí, digestion
        shíyǐshòu, [食蟻獸], ant-eater (several different species)
        shíyán, [食鹽], edible salt
        
        zhǔshí, main food/staple (rice and noodles)
        fùshípǐn, non-staple foods
        
        
        
        
        shèshí, [攝食], to consume
        shíbùguǒfù, lit. food not filling the stomach (idiom)/fig. poverty-stricken
        
        shígǔbùhuà, to swallow ancient learning without digesting it (idiom)/to be pedantic without ...
        
        
        
        
        
        qǐshí, to beg for food
        
        sùshídiàn, fast food shop
        
        
        mínyǐshíwéitiān, [民以食為天], Food is the God of the people. (idiom); People view food as the primary need./Fo...
        
        shíyánérféi, lit. to grow fat eating one's words (idiom)/fig. not to live up to one's promise...
        shíliáo, [食療], food therapy/treatment via food (TCM)
        
        jiéyīsuōshí, [節衣縮食], to save on food and clothing (idiom); to live frugally
        
        shíhuǒjī, [食火雞], cassowary (genus Casuarius), large flightless bird native to northeastern Austra...
        rìquánshí, total eclipse of the sun
        quēyīshǎoshí, short of food and clothing/destitute
        yīnyēfèishí, [因噎廢食], lit. not eating for fear of choking (idiom); fig. to cut off one's nose to spite...
        fànshí, [飯食], food
        
        záshí, [雜食], omnivorous (zoolog.)/snacks/a varied diet
        
        
        
        
        yuèquánshí, total lunar eclipse
        
        yuèpiānshí, partial eclipse of the moon
        fùshí, non-staple food/CL:種|种[zhǒng]
        
        
        
        shícáo, manger
        
        piānshí, partial to (some kinds of food, usu. unhealthy)/having likes and dislikes/partia...
        

        liúyán, to leave a message/to leave one's comments/message
        éryán, with regard to (preceding phrase)
        huǎngyán, [謊言], lie
        yǔyán, [語言], language/CL:門|门[mén],種|种[zhǒng]
        yán, words/speech/to say/to talk
        yùyán, [預言], to predict/prophecy
        yáoyán, [謠言], rumor
        fāyán, [發言], to make a speech/statement/utterance/CL:個|个[gè]
        shìyán, oath/promise/pledge
        nuòyán, [諾言], promise
        chuányán, [傳言], rumor/hearsay
        yánlùn, [言論], expression of opinion/views/remarks/arguments
        yányǔ/yányu, [言語], words/speech/(spoken) language, to speak/to tell
        zhíyán, forthright speak/to talk bluntly
        kěyán, it may be said
        xuānyán, declaration/manifesto
        húyánluànyǔ, [胡言亂語], babbling nonsense (idiom); crazy and unfounded ravings/double Dutch
        yíyán, [遺言], words of the deceased/last words of the dying/wisdom of past sages
        liúyán, rumor/gossip/to spread rumors
        
        dàiyánrén, spokesperson
        zìyánzìyǔ, [自言自語], to talk to oneself/to think aloud/to soliloquize
        fāyánrén, [發言人], spokesperson
        yánxíng, words and actions/what one says and what one does
        míngyán, saying/famous remark
        shíyán, lit. to eat one's words/to break a promise/to go back on one's word/to renege/un...
        tiányánmìyǔ, [甜言蜜語], sweet speech and honeyed words (idiom); hypocritical flattery
        fāyánquán, [發言權], the right of speech
        yáncí, [言辭], words/expression/what one says
        zǒngéryánzhī, [總而言之], in short/in a word/in brief
        yánguīzhèngzhuàn, [言歸正傳], to return to the topic (idiom)/to get back to the main point
        liúyánfēiyǔ, [流言蜚語], rumors and slanders (idiom); gossip/lies and slanders
        yùyánjiā, [預言家], prophet
        yīyánbùfā, [一言不發], to not say a word (idiom)
        zhèngyán, [證言], testimony
        Fāngyán/fāngyán, the first Chinese dialect dictionary, edited by Yang Xiong 揚雄|扬雄[Yáng Xióng] in ...
        miàobùkěyán, too wonderful for words
        yuànyán, complaint
        
        jiǎnéryánzhī, [簡而言之], in a nutshell/to put it briefly
        géyán, maxim
        chàngsuǒyùyán, [暢所欲言], lit. fluently saying all one wants (idiom); to preach freely on one's favorite t...
        yīyánnánjìn, [一言難盡], hard to explain in a few words (idiom); complicated and not easy to express succ...
        zhēnyán, admonition/exhortation/dictum/the biblical Book of Proverbs
        chénmòguǎyán, habitually silent (idiom)/reticent/uncommunicative
        yǔyánxué, [語言學], linguistics
        duànyán, [斷言], to assert/assertion
        wúyán, [無言], to remain silent/to have nothing to say
        bùyánéryù, it goes without saying/it is self-evident
        
        
        qiānyánwànyǔ, [千言萬語], thousands of words (idiom); having a lot of things to say/talking nonstop
        
        yùyán, fable/CL:則|则[zé]
        zhēnyán, true statement/incantation (translates Sanskrit: dharani 陀羅尼|陀罗尼)
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        xiányánsuìyǔ, [閑言碎語], idle gossip/irrelevant nonsense/slanderous rumor
        zhíyánbùhuì, [直言不諱], straight talk, nothing taboo (idiom); frank and straightforward/to speak bluntly...
        wūyánhuìyǔ, [污言穢語], filthy speech/obscenities
        
        
        yántán, [言談], discourse/words/utterance/what one says/manner of speech
        chūyánbùxùn, [出言不遜], to speak rudely
        yánbùyóuzhōng, to say sth without meaning it (idiom); to speak tongue in cheek/saying one thing...
        
        yángyán, [揚言], to put about (a story, plan, threat etc)/to let it be known (esp. of threat or m...
        wēiyánsǒngtīng, [危言聳聽], frightening words to scare people (idiom); alarmist talk/reds under the beds
        nányánzhīyǐn, [難言之隱], a hidden trouble hard to mention (idiom)/sth too embarrassing to mention/an emba...
        yánwàizhīyì, unspoken implication (idiom)/the actual meaning of what was said
        bùyánzìmíng, self-evident; needing no explanation (idiom)
        míngzhèngyánshùn, [名正言順], right and proper/authoritative and fair/(modified from Confucian Analects) with ...
        zhìlǐmíngyán, wise saying/words of wisdom
        èyán, [惡言], evil tongue/malicious talk
        
        yáncí, [言詞], variant of 言辭|言辞[yán cí]
        yánguòqíshí, [言過其實], to exaggerate/to overstate the facts
        jiǎnyánzhī, [簡言之], in simple terms/to put things simply/briefly
        chángyán, common saying
        huànyánzhī, [換言之], in other words
        shīyán, slip of the tongue/indiscretion/to blurt out a secret
        
        yánqíngxiǎoshuō, [言情小說], romantic fiction
        
        dàyánbùcán, [大言不慚], to boast shamelessly/to talk big
        qiányán, preface/forward/introduction
        
        sānyánliǎngyǔ, [三言兩語], in a few words (idiom); expressed succinctly
        yánjiǎnyìgāi, [言簡意賅], concise and comprehensive (idiom)
        
        
        
        
        wúyányǐduì, [無言以對], to be left speechless/unable to respond
        
        yībānéryán, generally speaking
        jīnyùliángyán, gems of wisdom (idiom); priceless advice
        
        néngyánshànbiàn, [能言善辯], glib of tongue (idiom)/eloquent
        zhǐyánpiànyǔ, [只言片語], just a word or two (idiom); a few isolated phrases
        
        yīyányīxíng, every word and action (idiom)
        yánéryǒuxìn, to speak and keep one's promise (idiom); as good as one's word
        yánchuán, [言傳], to convey in words
        fèifǔzhīyán, words from the bottom of one's heart
        yāoyán, heresy
        chūyán, to speak/words
        xùyán, preface/introductory remarks/preamble/prelude
        xiányánxiányǔ, [閒言閒語], idle gossip
        
        
        guǎyán, taciturn/reticent
        yìyúyánbiǎo, [溢於言表], to exhibit one's feelings in one's speech
簿         liúyánbù, visitor's book/CL:本[běn]
        yǐnyán, foreword/introduction
        jìnyán, [進言], to put forward a suggestion (to sb in a senior position)/to offer a word of advi...
        
        chányán, [讒言], slander/slanderous report/calumny/false charge
        
        
        huāyánqiǎoyǔ, [花言巧語], graceful words, flowery speech (idiom); elegant but insincere words/cheating whe...
        
        xìyán, [戲言], joking matter/to go back on one's words
        yīyánjiǔdǐng, one word worth nine sacred tripods (idiom); words of enormous weight
        yánchuánshēnjiào, [言傳身教], to teach by words and example (idiom)
        zhōngyán, loyal advice/sincere advice
        lěngyánlěngyǔ, [冷言冷語], cold words and sarcastic comments (idiom); to mock and ridicule
        shēngyán, [聲言], profess/pronouncement/declare/declaration
        kǒuchūkuángyán, to speak conceited nonsense/to come out with arrogant claptrap
        kuángyán, ravings/delirious utterances/kyōgen (a form of traditional Japanese comic theate...
        
        
        zhuìyán, [贅言], superfluous words/unnecessary detail
        yánbùjíyì, [言不及義], to talk nonsense (idiom)/frivolous talk
        háoyánzhuàngyǔ, [豪言壯語], bold, visionary words
        
        
        
        
        
        
        bùyánbùyǔ, [不言不語], to not say a word (idiom)/to keep silent
        
        shíyánérféi, lit. to grow fat eating one's words (idiom)/fig. not to live up to one's promise...
        
        yánmíng, to state clearly
        
        dǎoyán, [導言], introduction/preamble
        zhàngyìzhíyán, [仗義執言], to speak out for justice (idiom); to take a stand on a matter of principle
        
        
        tóngyánwújì, [童言無忌], children's words carry no harm (idiom)
        wàngyán, lies/wild talk/to tell lies/to talk nonsense/fantasy (literature)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        yánxíngyīzhì, word and actions coincide (idiom); to live up to one's word/to match words with ...
        míngyán, [銘言], motto/slogan
        
        
        
        
        

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