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原来
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English Definitionoriginal; former; originally; formerly; at first; so, actually, as it turns out
Simplified Script原来
Traditional Script原來
Pinyinyuánlái
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄩㄢˊ ㄌㄞˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jyun4loi4
Part of Speech(副) adverb, (时间) time word
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Basic,Intermediate
Word Decomposition
yuánformer; original; primary; raw; level; cause; source; Hara (Japanese surname)
láito come; to arrive; to come round; ever since; next

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Words With Same Head Word    
原谅yuánliàngto excuse; to forgive; to pardon
原则yuánzéprinciple; doctrine
原因yuányīncause; origin; root cause; reason
原料yuánliàoraw material
原子yuánzǐatom; atomic
Words With Same Tail Word    
上来shàngláito come up; to approach; (verb complement indicating success)
将来jiāngláiin the future; future; the future
过来guòláito come over; to manage; to handle; to be able to take care of
以来yǐláisince (a previous event)
未来wèiláifuture; tomorrow; approaching; coming; pending
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