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Meaning of 缘

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(Trad.: 緣)
Pinyin: yuán
English Definition: cause; reason; karma; fate; predestined affinity; margin; hem; edge; along
Chinese Definition:
①因由,因为:缘由。缘何(为何,因何)。缘故。缘起。
②宿命论认为人与人之间命中注定的遇合机会,泛指人与人或人与事物之间发生联系的可能性:缘分(fèn)。化缘。姻缘。一面之缘。
③沿,顺着:缘法(沿袭旧法)。缘木求鱼。
④边:边缘。

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (thread) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
缘故 yuán reason; cause
边缘 biān yuán edge; fringe; verge; brink; periphery; marginal; borderline
无缘 yuán to have no opportunity; no way (of doing sth); no chance; no connection; not placed (in a competition); (in pop lyrics) no chance of love, no place to be together etc
地缘 yuán geographic situation; geo-(politics etc)
血缘 xuè yuán bloodline
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