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English Definitionto delay; to postpone; to keep putting something off; to procrastinate; (computing) to lag
Simplified Script延迟
Traditional Script延遲
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄢˊ ㄔˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jin4ci4
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
yánto prolong; to extend; to delay; (Chinese surname)
chílate; delayed; slow; (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
延长yánchángto prolong; to extend; to delay; Yanchang county in Yan'an 延安, Shaanxi
延伸yánshēnto extend; to spread
延续yánxùto continue; to go on; to last
延期yánqīto delay; to extend; to postpone; to defer
延缓yánhuǎnto defer; to postpone; to put off; to retard; to slow something down
Words With Same Tail Word    
推迟tuīchíto postpone; to put off; to defer
迟迟chíchílate (with a task etc); slow
凌迟língchíthe lingering death; the death of a thousand cuts (old form of capital punishment)
尉迟yùchí(Chinese surname)
差迟chāchívariant of 差池
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