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元 yuán: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

元 (yuán) English Meaning

  • unit of money (in PRC: Chinese yuan, in USA: dollar, etc)
  • primary
  • first

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 五千元是很多钱。
    Wǔqiān yuán shì hěnduō qián.
    5,000 yuan is a lot of money.
  • 五千元是一大笔钱。
    Wǔqiān yuán shì yī dà bǐ qián.
    5000 yuan is a lot of money.
  • 能不能通融三千元钱?
    Néng bùnéng tōngróng sānqiān yuán qián?
    Could you lend me 3000 yuan?
  • 行了!就十元买五斤吧。
    Xíngle! Jiù shí yuán mǎi wǔ jīn ba.
    Alright! Ten yuan buys five kilos, OK?
  • 他的存款总额达五万元。
    Tā de cúnkuǎn zǒng’é dá wǔ wàn yuán.
    His total deposits are 50000 yuan.
  • 二十美金等于一百四十元。
    Èrshí měijīn děngyú yībǎi sìshí yuán.
    Twenty dollars is one hundred and forty yuan.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 yuan
  • 二 (èr): two
  • 儿 (er): child

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 元

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 单元 (dān yuán): unit (as an entity); element; entrance number
  • 公元 (gōng yuán): (year) AD; Christian era
  • 元旦 (yuán dàn): New Year’s Day

HSK 6 Word List

  • 多元化 (duō yuán huà): diversification; pluralism; to diversify
  • 元首 (yuán shǒu): head of state
  • 元素 (yuán sù): element; element of a set; chemical element
  • 元宵 (yuán xiāo jié): Lantern festival; the final event of the Spring festival 春春, on 15th of first month of the lunar calendar
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