yuán former; original; level; meadow; primary

Made up of [ chǎng cliff; factory; depot radical 27, quán spring; wealth ]

Note

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

Related characters


Using chǎng : fǎn (contrary) lì (strict) àn (bank) lì (to experience) dùn (shield)

Sounds same

yuán (primary) yuán (park)

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
Chinese proverb

Proverb

蛇添
Huà shě tiān zú [hua she tian zu]
draw snake add foot
Drawing a foot on a snake
Ruin by over doing something. Too meticulous
Gild the lily

President Sun Yatsen

Together with Mao Zedong, Sun Yatsen is considered the founding father of modern China; and yet he held office of President for just six weeks from 1st Jan 1912 when the Republic of China was founded until 1st April 1912. He stepped down to allow Yuan Shikai to become President as demanded by the Manchu and Western powers.
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