yuàn to hope; to wish; to desire

Made up of [ yuán former; original; level; meadow; primary , xīn heart radical 61]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

'Yuan' provides phonetic, the 'heart' component gives idea of yearning
Number of strokes 14

Related characters


Using xīn : dé (virtue) è (evil) nín (you (polite)) xiǎng (to think) yì (idea) sī (to think) cōng (quick at hearing) niàn (to read) dìng (how)

Sounds same

yuàn (courtyard)

Different tone

yuán (primary) yuán (former) yuán (park) yuǎn (far)

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Proverbs

心甘情愿 xīn gān qíng yuàn Delighted to be able to help
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Traditional and Simplified

Language

When you start learning Chinese you soon across the fact that there are two written forms still in use, the simplified form used in China and the old, traditional form still used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and other overseas Chinese communities. With 4,000 years of use the written Chinese language has many archaic features. On formation of the Peoples Republic an ambition reform programme of the script was instigated which has made the learning of the characters far easier.
Tue 10th Apr

World's longest sea bridge in peril?

Concerns have been expressed about the stability of the sea bridge from Macau to Hong Kong that is planned to open (belatedly) later this year. An artificial island has been created where the traffic will go under the busy Pearl River shipping lanes in a tunnel. Summer storms have ripped up some of the island's outer defenses. Experts say the damage is superficial and the integrity of the island is not under threat.

When opened it will be the longest sea bridge in the world, dramatically cutting the time to travel from either side of the immensely busy Pearl River estuary.

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