Meaning of 袁

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Pinyin: yuán
English Definition: long robe (old); surname Yuan
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Ideographic: A person wearing a robe
Character Formation:
  • Overlaid
    • [ ] cloth; clothes, apparel; dress, coat
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words
袁世凯 yuán shì kǎi Yuan Shikai (1859-1916), senior general of late Qing, subsequently warlord and self-proclaimed emperor of China
袁宏道 yuán hóng dào Yuan Hongdao (1568-1610), Ming dynasty poet and travel writer
袁州 yuán zhōu Yuanzhou district of Yichun city 宜春市 , Jiangxi
袁枚 yuán méi Yuan Mei (1716-1798), famous Qing poet and critic, one of Three great poets of the Qianlong era 乾嘉三大家
袁绍 yuán shào Yuan Shao (153-202), general during late Han, subsequently warlord
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Example Sentences
To do so, China will need legions of young migrants like Mr. Yuan to continue to make the journey from villages in the interior to the manufacturing hubs along the coast.
You may want to take all this with a grain of salt, however, because while Yuan conducts privately sponsored surveys, he has also done some work for the government.
A new generation may be tiring of the monotony. Mr. Yuan, for example, says he is not content to be a factory worker for long.
As the light faded and the streets became thick with young receptionists, cashiers and sales clerks heading home, Mr. Yuan led his friends down a dank alley and up an unsteady staircase to his room.