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English Definitionelement; element of a set; chemical element
Simplified Script元素
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄩㄢˊ ㄙㄨˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jyun4sou3
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
yuáncurrency unit (esp. Chinese yuan); first; original; primary; fundamental; constituent; part; era (of a reign); (math.) argument; variable; (Tw) (geology) eon; (Chinese surname); the Yuan or Mongol dynasty (1279-1368)
raw silk; white; plain, unadorned; vegetarian (food); essence; nature; element; constituent; usually; always; ever

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Words With Same Head Word    
元旦yuándànNew Year's Day
元首yuánshǒuhead of state
元件yuánjiànelement; component
元气yuánqìstrength; vigor; vitality; (TCM) vital energy
元宵节yuánxiāo jiéLantern Festival, the final event of the Spring Festival 春节, on 15th of first month of the lunar calendar
Words With Same Tail Word    
因素yīnsùelement; factor
朴素pǔsùplain and simple; unadorned; simple living; not frivolous
维生素wéishēng sùvitamin
要素yàosùessential factor; key constituent
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