yán face


Alternative traditional form of character:

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yán (words) yán (words)

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Proverbs

和颜悦色 hé yán yuè sè Amiable appearance

Phrases

颜色 yán sè color

Hot and cold foods

The Chinese have always put importance on balancing foods in meals that goes back to the concept of yin and yang. According to tradition 'hot' and 'cold' refers not to temperature but the property of the food. Obviously chillies are hot and bananas are cold. Less obviously beef and chocolate sweets are considered 'hot' while pears and shrimps are 'cold'. A good dish and a good meal will seek to balance hot and cold ingredients.
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