敷衍
(fūyǎn)

HSK 6

Meaning

  1. to elaborate (on a theme)
  2. to expound (the classics)
  3. to do sth. half-heartedly or just for show
  4. barely enough to get by
  5. perfunctory
  6. apathetic
  7. to skimp
  8. to botch

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • fūyǎn > fu1 yan3

  • 1: First Tone 一声
  • 2: Second Tone 二声
  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
敷衍了事 fū yǎn liǎo shì to do things half-heartedly/to merely go through the motions
敷衍塞责 fū yǎn sè zé to skimp on the job/to work half-heartedly/not to take the job seriously

HSK 1

150 words

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HSK 2

150 words

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HSK 3

300 words

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HSK 4

600 words

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HSK 5

1300 words

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HSK 6

2500 words

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