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yuán lái
adv. as it turns out, as a matter of fact (indicating that the real situation is revealed)
Other meanings
[yuán lái]   adj. original, former
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Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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wǒ yuán lái shì yǎn yuán , xiàn zài xiǎng zuò dáo yǎn .
phr. I was an actor, but now I want to be a director.
yuán lái rú cǐ
phr. I see; So that's what it is; It explains the matter.
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qì yóu duǎn quē de yáo chuán yuán lái shì yì chǎng xū jīng .
phr. The rumor of petrol shortage turned out to be a false alarm.
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hú li tái tóu yí kàn , yuán lái shì láng
phr. The fox looked up, and it turned out to be the wolf.
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yuán lái zuó tiān nà gè rén shì nǐ a
phr. It turned out that the person from yesterday was you.
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yuán lái dǎ suàn xué yì nián .
phr. (I) originally planned to study for a year.