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
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Yuǎn shuǐ jiǔ bù liaǒ huǒ [yuan shui jiu bu liao huo]
far water rescued not near fire
Distant water will not extinguish the nearby fire
There is no point in waiting for far off help. Get to it and solve the problem now
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