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Swallow

yàn
yasushi
Swallow Vertical Wall Scroll

燕 is the single-character for the swallow (bird).

If you are a zoologist, this can refer to birds of the family Hirundinidae. Sometimes used to refer to Hirundo rustica (the barn swallow).

燕 is also a surname in China that romanizes as Yan. In fact, there were also several different Yan kingdoms in the ancient history of China (which is the origin of the surname).

Great Aspirations / Ambition

hóng hú zhī zhì
Great Aspirations / Ambition Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb implies that having great ambitions also means that others will not understand your great expectations and ideas.

Though the actual words come from a longer saying of Confucius which goes, "The little swallows living under the eaves wouldn't understand the lofty ambitions of a swan (who flies far and wide)."

This Confucius quote has led to this idiomatic expression in China that means "think big." What you'd really be saying is "The lofty ambitions of a swan."

Note that Chinese people sometimes refer to the little swallow, as one who does not "think big" but is, instead, stuck in a rut, or just leading a mundane life. Therefore, it's a compliment to be called a swan but not a good thing to be called a swallow.




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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Swallowyasushiyàn / yan4 / yanyen
Great Aspirations
Ambition
鴻鵠之誌
鸿鹄之志
hóng hú zhī zhì
hong2 hu2 zhi1 zhi4
hong hu zhi zhi
honghuzhizhi
hung hu chih chih
hunghuchihchih
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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yàn / yan4
yen
 tsubame(p);tsubakurame(ok);tsubakura(ok);tsubakuro(ok);tsubame(p) / つばめ(P);つばくらめ(ok);つばくら(ok);つばくろ(ok);ツバメ(P)
Great Aspirations / Ambition Vertical Wall Scroll
swallow (family Hirundinidae); old variant of 宴[yan4]
(1) (kana only) swallow (bird of the Hirundinidae family); martin; (2) barn swallow (Hirundo rustica); (3) (See 若い燕) younger man involved with an older woman; (given name) Yasushi

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tūn / tun1
t`un / tun
 gon
to swallow; to take
to swallow; to swallow

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xiā / xia1
hsia
suck, swallow, drink


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kuài / kuai4
k`uai / kuai
throat; to swallow

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/ ta4
t`a / ta
to drink; to swallow


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yàn / yan4
yen
to swallow
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/ fu4
fu
 buku / ぶく
classifier for medicine: dose; Taiwan pr. [fu2]
(1) (archaism) (See 喪服) mourning clothes; (2) mourning; period of mourning; (surname) Fukusaki
Submit, serve; clothing, to wear; mourning; to swallow; a dose.

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yàn / yan4
yen
variant of 燕, swallow

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yǐn / yin3
yin
 on
variant of 飲|饮[yin3]
To drink, swallow; to water cattle; to drink


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ěr / er3
erh
 esa(p);e;esa / えさ(P);え;エサ
pastry; food; to swallow; to lure; bait; lure
(1) (animal) feed; fodder; pet food; (2) bait; lure; enticement
food

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/ yi3
i
a swallow (bird)

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/ yi4
i
a swallow

乳燕

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rǔ yàn / ru3 yan4
ju yen
baby swallow

併吞


并吞

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bìng tūn / bing4 tun1
ping t`un / ping tun
to swallow up; to annex; to merge

侵吞

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qīn tūn / qin1 tun1
ch`in t`un / chin tun
to annex; to swallow (up); to embezzle

包舉


包举

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bāo jǔ / bao1 ju3
pao chü
to summarize; to swallow up; to annex; to merge

卷裹

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juǎn guǒ / juan3 guo3
chüan kuo
to wrap up; (fig.) to envelop; to swallow up

吞噬

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tūn shì / tun1 shi4
t`un shih / tun shih
to swallow; to engulf; to gobble up

吞嚥


吞咽

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tūn yàn / tun1 yan4
t`un yen / tun yen
to swallow; to gulp

吞服

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tūn fú / tun1 fu2
t`un fu / tun fu
to swallow; to take (medicine)

吞沒


吞没

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tūn mò / tun1 mo4
t`un mo / tun mo
to embezzle; to swallow up; to engulf

吞精

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tūn jīng / tun1 jing1
t`un ching / tun ching
to swallow semen

吞聲


吞声

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tūn shēng / tun1 sheng1
t`un sheng / tun sheng
to swallow one's cries

呑む

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 nomu / のむ (transitive verb) (1) to drink; to gulp; to swallow; to take (medicine); (2) to smoke (tobacco); (3) to engulf; to overwhelm; (4) to keep down; to suppress; (5) to accept (e.g. demand, condition); (6) to make light of; to conceal

嗆到


呛到

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qiāng dào / qiang1 dao4
ch`iang tao / chiang tao
to choke on (food etc); to swallow the wrong way

嚥下


咽下

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yàn xià / yan4 xia4
yen hsia
 enge / えんげ    enka / えんか
to swallow; to suppress
(n,vs,adj-no) (act of) swallowing; deglutition

家燕

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jiā yàn / jia1 yan4
chia yen
(bird species of China) barn swallow (Hirundo rustica)

洋燕

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yáng yàn / yang2 yan4
yang yen
(bird species of China) Pacific swallow (Hirundo tahitica)

燕児

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 enji / えんじ (obscure) swallow chick

燕子

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yàn zi / yan4 zi5
yen tzu
 enshi / えんし
swallow
(obscure) (See 燕・1) swallow

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