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See also Yuan, yuán, yuān, yuǎn, and yuàn

English

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA: /ˌjuːˈɑn/ or /ˈjuːən/

Proper noun

Singular
yuan

Plural
-

yuan

  1. The basic unit of money in China.

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Translations


Mandarin

Adjective

yuan (Pinyin yuǎn)

  1. far
    suiran juli hen yuan, danshi Internet shǐ women kaojin. — We are closed with each other by Internet though far apart.
    (suīrán jùlí hěn yuǎn, dànshì Internet shǐ wǒmen kàojìn. — 虽然距离很远, 但是Internet使我们靠近.)

Pinyin syllable

yuan

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, yuān, yuán, yuǎn, or yuàn.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Spanish

Noun

yuan m. singular & plural

Singular
yuan m.

Plural
yuan m.

  1. yuan

Vietnamese

Noun

yuan

  1. yuan

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