Listen to pronunciation (Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)
Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced yīn. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well: If 殷 is pronounced "yīn", it means
dark red, blackish red
Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 殷 ( yān ) 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. This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly. :
The traditional Chinese characters of yān are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
殷 is composed of 10 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).
Other characters that are pronounced yān in Chinese