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Meaning of 远

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(Trad.: 遠)
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
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  • Pinyin: yuǎn

    English Definition: far; distant; remote; (intensifier in a comparison) by far; much (lower etc)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①距离长,与“近”相对:远方。远道。远程。远景。远足(较远的徒步旅行)。远见(远大的眼光)。远虑。远谋。远客。遥远。远走高飞。舍近就远。
    ②时间长:远古。远祖。长远。永远。
    ③关系疏,不亲密:远亲。疏远。远支。
    ④深奥:言近旨远。
    ⑤姓氏。

    Example Words:
    永远 [ yǒng yuǎn ]: forever; eternal
    遥远 [ yáo yuǎn ]: distant; remote
    任重道远 [ rèn zhòng dào yuǎn ]: a heavy load and a long road; fig. to bear heavy responsibilities through a long struggle (cf Confucian Analects, 8.7)
    疏远 [ shū yuǎn ]: to drift apart; to become estranged; to alienate; estrangement
    远远 [ yuǎn yuǎn ]: distant; by far
  • Pinyin: yuàn

    English Definition: to distance oneself from (classical)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①避开:近君子,远小人。
    Example Words:
    君子远庖厨 [ jūn yuàn páo chú ]: lit. a nobleman stays clear of the kitchen (idiom, from Mencius); fig. a nobleman who has seen a living animal cannot bear to see it die, hence he keeps away from the kitchen
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