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English Definitionto trap; to surround; hard-pressed; stranded; destitute
See alsokùn sleepy; tired (from traditional character )
Simplified Script
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄎㄨㄣˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)kwan3
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Advanced

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Words With Same Head Word    
困难kùnnandifficult; challenging; straitened circumstances; difficult situation
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
Words With Same Tail Word    
贫困pínkùnimpoverished; poverty
交困jiāokùnbeset with difficulties
危困wēikùngrave situation
受困shòukùntrapped; stranded
围困wéikùnto besiege
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