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The Chinese word ya - 鸭 - yā
(duck in Chinese)



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Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

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English translations

duck, drake

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 鸭 ( yā ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( ya / yā ) with pronunciation (English translation: duck )
鸭 ( ya / yā ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 鸭 ( ya / yā ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

He limian you yi zhi yazi.
Hé lĭmiàn yŏu yī zhī yāzi.

 – English translation: There is a duck in the river.

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Character complexity
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is composed of 10 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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bird  |  platypus
 
Chinese example words containing the character 鸭 ( ya / yā )
北京烤鸭 ( Bĕijīng Kăoyā = Beijing Duck )
Other characters that are pronounced yā in Chinese

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