- 淹 [yān]
- （淹没） flood; submerge; inundate:
The cellar was flooded with water. 地窖被水淹了。
The flood submerged that village. 洪水淹了那个村子。- （皮肤被汗液等浸痛或痒） be tingling from sweat- （停留; 滞留） stay; stop over:
be stranded for a long time; stay over for a long period 淹留
- （广） wide:
have a wide knowledge; be well-read; be learned 学识淹博
- （姓氏） a surname:
Yan Tongda 淹通达
They came near being drowned.
The village was overwhelmed when the floods came.
The little girl drowned in the river.
The girl fell overboard and drowned.
He ventured his life to save a little girl from drowning.
Had Jim not dived in to rescue him, the boy would have drowned.
Every spring the river floods the valley.
The band drowned our conversation.