哀婉 (ai wan): meaning, pronunciation, examples, strokes

By | October 11, 2017

1. What does 哀婉 mean in English?

哀婉 (Chinese PinYin: āi wǎn; traditional Chinese: 哀婉) means pathos, sympathy and sadness in Chinese, it is a mandarin Chinese adjective or noun (non-countable) depending on how it is used. Some commonly used phrases include: 哀婉动人 (sad and moving), 哀婉凄凉 (pitiful and lonely), 哀婉凄切 (sad and mournful).

Literally: 哀(sad) +婉(graceful)

2. How to pronounce 哀婉 ?

Chinese Pinyin: [āi wǎn]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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3. Synonyms And Antonyms of 哀婉

Synonyms: 哀伤, 哀恸, 可怜, 哀思, 悲哀, 凄凉,

Antonyms: 欢乐, 轻快

4. What are the fixed expression, collocations and idioms that contains 哀婉

Fixed expression:哀婉动人 (sad and moving),

Collocations:哀婉的诗词 (sorrowful poems), 哀婉凄凉 (pitiful and lonely), 哀婉凄切 (sad and mournful).

Idioms: (None)

5. How to use 哀婉 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences containing 哀婉.

5.1 他的脸上带着一种哀婉和辛辣的表情。

Translation: His face had a pathos and poignancy.

5.2 她的诗雅致而哀婉。

Translation: We can find elegance and melancholy in her poems.

5.3 他的诗清新而哀婉

Translation: His poems express simplicity and pathos.

5.4 哀婉是冬天夜里的声音

Translation: “Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night.” ― Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room

5.5 哀婉是哀伤中的幸福.

Translation: “Melancholy is the happiness of being sad.”― Victor Hugo

5.6 我开始明白, 苦难, 失望和哀婉并不是要使我们烦恼, 贬低我们或者剥夺我们的尊严, 而是要令我们成熟和塑造更好的我们.

Translation: “I began to understand that suffering and disappointments and melancholy are there not to vex us or cheapen us or deprive us of our dignity but to mature and transfigure us.” ― Hermann Hesse, Peter Camenzind

5.7 他的话非常哀婉动人。

Translation: There is a lot pathos in his words.

5.8 当暴风雨来临, 即使飞鸟走兽都感到哀婉悲伤

Translation: When the wind rages and the rain pours, even the birds seem sorrowful.

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