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English Definitiondifficult; challenging; straitened circumstances; difficult situation
Simplified Script困难
Traditional Script困難
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄎㄨㄣˋ ㄋㄢ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)kwan3naan4
Part of Speech(名) noun, (形) adjective
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
kùnto trap; to surround; hard-pressed; stranded; destitute
nándifficult (to...); problem; difficulty; difficult; not good

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Words With Same Head Word    
困境kùnjìngpredicament; plight
困扰kùnrǎoto perplex; to disturb; to cause complications
困苦kùnkǔdeprivation; distressed; miserable
困惑kùnhuòbewildered; perplexed; confused; difficult problem; perplexity
困倦kùnjuàntired; weary
Words With Same Tail Word    
吞咽困难tūnyàn kùnnandysphagia (medicine)
咽下困难yànxià kùnnandysphagia (medicine)
益觉困难yì jué kùnnanto find something increasingly difficult
面临困难miànlín kùnnanto be faced with problems
克服困难kèfú kùnnanto overcome difficulties
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