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Yan, a vassal state of Zhou in modern Hebei and Liaoning / north Hebei / the four Yan kingdoms of the Sixteen Kingdoms, namely: Former Yan 前燕 (337-370), Later Yan 後燕|后燕 (384-409), Southern Yan 南燕 (398-410), Northern Yan 北燕 (409-436) / surname Yan
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swallow (family Hirundinidae) / old variant of
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variant of
swallow
oats
Yan mountain range across north Hebei
Yanjing, an old name for Beijing / capital of Yan at different periods
edible bird's nest
swift / Apodidae (the swift family)
Yan and Zhao, two of the Warring States in Hebei and Shanxi / beautiful women / women dancers and singers
Northern Yan of the Sixteen Kingdoms (409-436)
Yanjing beer (Beijing beer brand)
(bird species of China) brambling (Fringilla montifringilla) / (fig.) small fry
oatmeal / porridge
Yanzhao Metropolis Daily
Yan, a vassal state of Zhou in modern Hebei and Liaoning / north Hebei / the four Yan kingdoms of the Sixteen Kingdoms, namely: Former Yan 前燕 (337-370), Later Yan 後燕|后燕 (384-409), Southern Yan 南燕 (398-410), Northern Yan 北燕 (409-436)
swallow tail butterfly (family Papilionidae)
Southern Yan of the Sixteen Kingdoms (398-410)
newlyweds
Aerodramus, genus of birds that use echolocation, a subset of the Collocaliini tribe (swiflets), two of whose species – Aerodramus fuciphagus and Aerodramus maximus – build nests harvested to make bird's nest soup
Yanjing or Yenching University, Christian university in Beijing founded in 1919
as lithe as a swallow (of athlete or beautiful girl)
the warbler sings and the swallow dances / prosperity abounds (idiom)
swallow-tailed coat / tails
silver swallow / airplane (affectionate)
(bird species of China) barn swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Hirundinidae (the family of swallows and martins)
baby swallow
the shrike and the swallow fly in different directions (idiom) / (usually of a couple) to part from each other
agar-agar
lit. can the sparrow and swallow know the will of the great swan? (idiom) / fig. how can we small fry predict the ambitions of the great?
Yanchao township in Kaohsiung county 高雄縣|高雄县, southwest Taiwan
lit. can the sparrow and swallow know the will of the great swan? (idiom); fig. how can we small fry predict the ambitions of the great?
swallow chick
Apus (constellation)
(bird species of China) Pacific swallow (Hirundo tahitica)
Former Yan of the Sixteen Kingdoms (337-370)
Jenny Hu
banquet held for high-ranking imperial or feudal officials
(bird species of China) red-rumped swallow (Cecropis daurica)
(bird species of China) Eurasian crag martin (Ptyonoprogne rupestris)
Later Yan of the Sixteen Kingdoms (384-409)
lit. the goose comes, the swallow goes (idiom); fig. always on the move
to leave peace for the future generations
Pai Hsiao-yen (daughter of Pai Ping-ping)
agar-agar powder
lit. Ying writes a letter and Yan reads it / fig. to misinterpret the original meaning / to pile up errors / refers to the letter from capital of in which the inadvertent words "hold up the candle" are mistaken by the minister of as "promote the wise"
(bird species of China) common swift (Apus apus)
(bird species of China) common house martin (Delichon urbicum)
(bird species of China) wire-tailed swallow (Hirundo smithii)
(dialect) insurance (loanword)
(bird species of China) Chinese crested tern (Thalasseus bernsteini)
Yanchao township in Kaohsiung county 高雄縣|高雄县, southwest Taiwan
(bird species of China) crested treeswift (Hemiprocne coronata)
lit. a caged bird in a pavilion (idiom); fig. to lose vigilance by comfortable living / unaware of the disasters ahead / a fool's paradise
lit. sparrow and swallow, crow and magpie; fig. any Tom, Dick or Harry / a bunch of nobodies
lit. a caged bird in a pavilion (idiom); fig. to lose vigilance by comfortable living / unaware of the disasters ahead / a fool's paradise
(bird species of China) common tern (Sterna hirundo)
(bird species of China) sooty tern (Onychoprion fuscatus)
Stefanie Sun (1978-), Singaporean singer-songwriter
(bird species of China) little tern (Sternula albifrons)
(bird species of China) Asian palm swift (Cypsiurus balasiensis)
(bird species of China) white-eyed river martin (Pseudochelidon sirintarae)
(bird species of China) spotted forktail (Enicurus maculatus)
(bird species of China) greater crested tern (Thalasseus bergii)
(bird species of China) silver-backed needletail (Hirundapus cochinchinensis)
(bird species of China) Germain's swiftlet (Aerodramus germani)
(bird species of China) black-naped tern (Sterna sumatrana)
(bird species of China) dark-rumped swift (Apus acuticauda)
(bird species of China) dusky crag martin (Ptyonoprogne concolor)
(bird species of China) Aleutian tern (Onychoprion aleuticus)
(bird species of China) sand martin (Riparia riparia)
(bird species of China) Swinhoe's storm petrel (Oceanodroma monorhis)
(bird species of China) river tern (Sterna aurantia)
(bird species of China) slaty-backed forktail (Enicurus schistaceus)
(bird species of China) Matsudaira's storm petrel (Oceanodroma matsudairae)
(bird species of China) striated swallow (Cecropis striolata)
(bird species of China) Wilson's storm petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)
(bird species of China) Tristram's storm petrel (Oceanodroma tristrami)
(bird species of China) roseate tern (Sterna dougallii)
(bird species of China) lesser crested tern (Thalasseus bengalensis)
(bird species of China) bridled tern (Onychoprion anaethetus)
(bird species of China) common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
lit. sparrow and swallow's congratulation (idiom); fig. to congratulate sb on completion of a building project / congratulations on your new house!
(bird species of China) white-crowned forktail (Enicurus leschenaulti)
(bird species of China) sandwich tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis)
(bird species of China) Leach's storm petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa)
(bird species of China) white-throated needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus)
(bird species of China) Himalayan swiftlet (Aerodramus brevirostris)
(bird species of China) black-winged pratincole (Glareola nordmanni)
(bird species of China) collared pratincole (Glareola pratincola)
(bird species of China) grey-throated martin (Riparia chinensis)
the swallow's nest is built one beakful of mud at a time (idiom) / many a little makes a mickle
(bird species of China) pale martin (Riparia diluta)
(bird species of China) Nepal house martin (Delichon nipalense)
(bird species of China) black-backed forktail (Enicurus immaculatus)
(bird species of China) Asian house martin (Delichon dasypus)
(bird species of China) little forktail (Enicurus scouleri)
(bird species of China) house swift (Apus nipalensis)
(bird species of China) oriental pratincole (Glareola maldivarum)
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