Chinese Traditional:
Chinese Simplified:
Pinyin: yan1
Zhuyin: ㄧㄢ
English Meaning: 1. how, why, when 2. it 3. there, here 4. and so, so that
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Example Sentences:

sai4 weng1 shi1 ma3, yan1 zhi1 fei1 fu2.
A loss may turn out to be a gain. (lit. the old man lost his horse, but it all turned out for the best)
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bu2 ru4 hu3 xue2, yan1 de2 hu3 zi3.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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