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English Definitionorigin; root (cause)
Simplified Script根源
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄣ ㄩㄢˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gan1jyun4
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
gēnroot; basis; measure word for long slender objects, e.g. cigarettes, guitar strings; radical (chemistry)
yuánroot; source; origin

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Words With Same Head Word    
根据gēnjùaccording to; based on; basis; foundation
根本gēnběnfundamental; basic; root; simply; absolutely (not); (not) at all
根据地gēnjù dìbase of operations
根深蒂固gēn shēn dì gùdeep-rooted (problem etc)
Words With Same Tail Word    
资源zīyuánnatural resource (such as water or minerals); resource (such as manpower or tourism); Ziyuan county in Guilin 桂林, Guangxi
能源néngyuánenergy; power source
来源láiyuánsource (of information etc); origin
起源qǐyuánorigin; to originate; to come from
水源shuǐyuánwater source; water supply; headwaters of a river
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