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English Definitionstrict; stringent; tight; rigorous
Simplified Script严格
Traditional Script嚴格
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄢˊ ㄍㄜˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jim4gaak3
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
yántight (closely sealed); stern; strict; rigorous; severe; father; (Chinese surname)
square; frame; rule; (legal) case; style; character; standard; pattern; (grammar) case; (classical) to obstruct; to hinder; (classical) to arrive; to come; (classical) to investigate; to study exhaustively

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
严重yánzhònggrave; serious; severe; critical
严肃yánsùsolemn; grave; serious; earnest; severe
严厉yánlìsevere; strict
严密yánmìstrict; tight (organization, surveillance etc)
严禁yánjìnto strictly prohibit
Words With Same Tail Word    
性格xìnggénature; disposition; temperament; character
及格jígéto pass an exam or a test; to meet a minimum standard
资格zīgéqualifications; seniority
合格hégéto meet the standard required; qualified; eligible (voter etc)
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