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yuán

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yuán Meaning

Learn the Pinyin Pronunciation and 9 English Translations of the word yuán .

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
yuán | yuan2
English translation
circle
round
circular
spherical
(of the moon) full
unit of Chinese currency (Yuan)
tactful
to justify
circle; circular, round; complete

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Number of strokes

10

Traditional form

yuán

Contains the radical

wéi

Part of speech

Noun / 名词 míng cí Míngcí

Learning hint

enclosure

Etymology of yuán

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

囗员

Semantic compound

wéi

Phonetic compound

yuán

Explanation

Simplified form of yuán . Phonosemantic compound. wéi represents the meaning and yuán represents the sound. Originally written as yuán .
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Example sentences using yuán

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方圆 fāngyuán Zuǒ jìn de rén shéi 知道 zhīdào .

Who in the neighbourhood doesn't know him.

圆筒 yuán tǒng yòng diào 索吊海底 hǎi dǐ .

The cylinder was lifted from the seabed in a sling.

rén yǒu 旦夕祸福, yuè yǒu Yīn qíng yuán quē .

Men are subject to sudden changes of fortune as the moon is subject to the changes of being full and crescent, cloudy and clear.

rén yǒu 悲欢离合 bēi huān lí hé , yuè yǒu 阴晴圆 quē .

The moon waxes only to wane, brims only to overflow.

圆柱 yuán zhù shǎng 速度 sùdù wéi líng zài 节点 jié diǎn shǎng 满足 mǎnzú .

Zero velocities on the cylinder were satisfied at the node points.

Words with yuán

Explore 24 words and sayings that include the Chinese character yuán in their composition.

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
yuán circle yuán
圆满 yuánmǎn satisfactory圓滿
圆形 yuán xíng round圓形
方圆 fāngyuán perimeter方圓
圆圈 yuán quān circle圓圈
日圆 Rì yuán Japanese yen (unit of currency)日圓
团圆 tuányuán to have a reunion團圓
圆滑 yuán huá slick and sly圓滑
汤圆 tāng yuán boiled balls of glutinous rice flour, eaten during the Lantern Festival湯圓
圆明园 Yuán míng yuán Yuanmingyuan, the Old Summer Palace, destroyed by the British and French army in 1860圓明園
圆盘 yuán pán disk圓盤
圆桌 yuán zhuō round table圓桌
椭圆 tuǒyuán oval橢圓
圆润 yuán rùn suave圓潤
椭圆形 tuǒ yuán xíng oval橢圓形
破镜重圆 pò jìng chóng yuán a shattered mirror put back together (idiom)破鏡重圓
圆珠笔 yuán zhū bǐ ballpoint pen圓珠筆
圆点 yuán diǎn dot圓點
圆柱 yuán zhù column圓柱
圆顶 yuán dǐng dome圓頂
圆球 yuán qiú ball圓球
圆梦 yuán mèng to interpret a dream圓夢
圆筒 yuán tǒng drum圓筒
桂圆 guì yuán longan fruit桂圓

yuán Decomposition & Compounds

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yuán Decomposition

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