yuán former; original; level; meadow; primary

Made up of [ chǎng cliff; factory; depot radical 27, quán spring; wealth ]
Used as component in : yuàn

Note

Picture of a spring under a cliff suggesting an 'origin' and also meaning as a 'meadow'
Number of strokes: 10

Related characters


Also uses chǎng component: àn (bank) cè (toilet) dùn (shield) fǎn (contrary) hòu (behind) lì (to experience) lì (strict)

Sounds same

yuán (primary) yuán (park) yuán (person)

Different tone

yuǎn (far) yuàn (courtyard) yuàn (to hope)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

太原 Taiyuan, Shanxi

People

屈原 Qu Yuan

Proverbs

星星之火可以燎原 xīng xīng zhī huǒ kě yǐ liáo yuán Need for great care and meticulous planning

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