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
Wed 10th Jan

The long cold trek to school

A distressing story of harsh life in the provinces has moved many hearts on Chinese social media.

Wang Fuman walked the 3 miles to school in the freezing cold dressed only in thin clothes. He is one of the millions of 'left-behind' children who live in villages. Both his parents have moved away to work in the cities and so he is looked after by an older sister and his grandmother. Cold weather in Yunnan province can be fierce but is not as common as elsewhere in China.


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