而言

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Chinese[edit]

 
and; as well as; but (not); yet (not); (shows causal relation); (shows change of state); (shows contrast)
 
to speak; to say; talk; word
simp. and trad.
(而言)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

而言

  1. to be regarding; to be in terms of; to be speaking of; to be as far as something is concerned
    目前而言  ―  jiù mùqián éryán  ―  as it stands
    總體而言 / 总体而言  ―  cóng zǒngtǐ éryán  ―  on the whole
    相比而言  ―  xiāngbǐ éryán  ―  by comparison
    對於世界經濟而言狀況同樣如此 [MSC, trad.]
    对于世界经济而言状况同样如此 [MSC, simp.]
    Duìyú shìjiè jīngjì éryán, zhuàngkuàng tóngyàng rúcǐ. [Pinyin]
    As far as the global economy is concerned, the situation is the same.

Usage notes[edit]

而言 (éryán) is always put at the end of a sentence structure which starts with a preposition, such as 對於对于 (duìyú, “regarding”), (jiù, “in [terms of]”) or (cóng, “from”), or is collocated with 相比 (xiāngbǐ, “comparison”).