YellowBridge Chinese Language & Culture
Chinese Language Center

Learn Mandarin Mandarin-English Dictionary & Thesaurus

New Search

English Definitionto chant; to recite; to moan; to groan; cry (of certain animals and insects); song (ancient poem)
See alsoyín variant of ; old variant of (from traditional character )
Simplified Script
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄧㄣˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jam4

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
吟哦yín'éto chant; to recite rhythmically; to polish verse
吟唱yínchàngto chant; to recite
吟咏yínyǒngto recite; to sing (of poetry)
吟诗yínshīto recite poetry
吟诵yínsòngto read aloud; to recite rhythmically; to chant; to intone (esp. poems in rhythm)
Words With Same Tail Word    
呻吟shēnyínto moan; to groan
朗吟lǎngyínto recite in a loud, clear voice
沉吟chényínto mutter to oneself irresolutely
讴吟ōuyínsong; chant; rhythmic declamation
Derived Words or Phrases    
Similar-sounding Words    
Wildcard: Use * as placeholder for 0 or more
Chinese characters or pinyin syllables