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English Definitionto elaborate (on a theme); to expound (the classics); perfunctory; to skimp; to botch; to do something half-heartedly or just for show; barely enough to get by
Simplified Script敷衍
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄈㄨ ㄧㄢˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)fu1hin2
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
to spread; to lay out; to apply (powder, ointment etc); sufficient (to cover); enough
yǎnto spread out; to develop; to overflow; to amplify; superfluous

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Words With Same Head Word    
敷布fūbùmedical dressing; bandage
敷料fūliàomedical dressing
敷演fūyǎnvariant of 敷衍; to elaborate (on a theme); to expound (the meaning of the classics)
敷粉fūfěnto sprinkle powder; a dusting
敷裹fūguǒmedical dressing
Words With Same Tail Word    
夏衍xiàyǎnXia Yan (1900-1995), Chinese writer, playwright, socialist critic and movie pioneer
推衍tuīyǎnto deduce; to infer; an implication; same as 推演
沃衍wòyǎnrich and fertile (soil)
箧衍qièyǎnbamboo box
繁衍fányǎnto multiply; to reproduce; to increase gradually in number or quantity
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