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English Definitioncurrency 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)
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄩㄢˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jyun4
Part of Speech(量) measure word
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=2; TOP=Basic

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元旦yuándànNew Year's Day
元素yuánsùelement; element of a set; chemical element
元首yuánshǒuhead of state
元件yuánjiànelement; component
元气yuánqìstrength; vigor; vitality; (TCM) vital energy
Words With Same Tail Word    
美元měiyuánAmerican dollar; US dollar
日元rìyuánJapanese yen (unit of currency); also written 日圆
公元gōngyuánCE (Common Era); Christian Era; AD (Anno Domini)
单元dānyuánunit (forming an entity); element; (in a residential building) entrance or staircase
多元duōyuánpoly-; multi-; multi-element; multivariant; multivariate (math.)
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