Meaning of 愿

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(Trad.: 願)
Pinyin: yuàn
English Definition: to hope; to wish; to desire; hoped-for; ready; willing; honest; prudent; variant of
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
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Example Words
愿意 yuàn to wish; to want; ready; willing (to do sth)
愿望 yuàn wàng desire; wish
自愿 yuàn voluntary
志愿 zhì yuàn aspiration; ambition; to volunteer
意愿 yuàn aspiration; wish (for); desire
More: 愿* | *愿 | *愿*
Example Sentences
I want to share the rest of my life with you.
You said you would come to our party;do not disappoint us.
Raise your hand for the thankless job nobody else wants to do. Your colleagues may think you are a toadie, but so what?
I would rather study here than go to the movies.
They were ready to die, if necessary, for their country.