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English Definitionto complain; to grumble; to harbor a complaint; to feel dissatisfied
Simplified Script抱怨
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄠˋ ㄩㄢˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)pou5jyun3
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
bàoto hold; to carry (in one's arms); to hug; to embrace; to surround; to cherish
yuànto blame; to complain

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
抱歉bàoqiànto be sorry; to feel apologetic; sorry!
抱负bàofùaspiration; ambition
抱有bàoyǒuhave; possess
抱定bàodìngto hold on firmly; to cling (to a belief); stubbornly
抱屈bàoqūfeel wronged
Words With Same Tail Word    
埋怨mányuànto complain; to grumble (about); to reproach; to blame
恩怨ēnyuàngratitude and grudges; resentment; grudges; grievances
仇怨chóuyuànhatred and desire for revenge
哀怨āiyuàngrief; resentment; aggrieved; plaintive
报怨bàoyuànto pay back a score; to get revenge; to requite; (old) variant of 抱怨
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