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:
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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Example Sentences
The people I have worked with, the people I am working with, my students, my friends, and the people I have only met briefly, have all been sources of delight for me.
I see not the true face of Lushan mountain because I am in the mountain.
By what karma is the larva for a princess chosen?
I feel wonderful fate, or how you will recognize this beauty of the flowers, not children?
When all these connected twelve conditioned causes cease to exist, it is like a clear sky for ten thousand miles; it is also like a bright moon appearing as a reflection on clear water.