yuǎn far; distance

Made up of [ chuò walking radical 162, yuán primary; first; dollar ]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 7 strokes.
The radical suggests walking and the remainder gives the phonetic 'yuan'
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Related characters

Also uses chuò component: biān (side) dào (road) féng (to meet by chance) guò (past) hái (still) jìn (to advance) jìn (near) lián (to link) liáo (distant) (to bewilder) (riddle) tōng (open) yíng (welcome) (to meet) yùn (to move) zhè (this)
Also uses yuán component: wán (toy) yuàn (courtyard) yuán (park)

Different tone

yuán (primary) yuán (former) yuán (park) yuán (person) yuàn (courtyard) yuàn (to hope)

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远水救不了近火 yuǎn shuǐ jiǔ bù liaǒ huǒ There is no point in waiting for far off help. Get to it and solve the problem now