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English Definitionto hold; to seize; to catch; to apprehend; to take; (used in the same way as : to mark the following noun as a direct object)
See also old variant of (from traditional character )
variant of (from traditional character )
Simplified Script
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄋㄚˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)naa4
Part of Speech(动) verb, (介) preposition
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=3; TOP=Basic,Advanced

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Words With Same Head Word    
拿…来说ná … láishuōspeaking of …; to take…for example
拿手náshǒuexpert in; good at
拿出náchūto take out; to put out; to provide; to put forward (a proposal); to come up with (evidence)
拿下náxiàto arrest; to capture; to seize; to win (a set, a game etc)
Words With Same Tail Word    
吞拿tūnnátuna (loanword)
大拿dàná(coll.) man in power; boss; authority; expert
拘拿jūnáto arrest
捉拿zhuōnáto arrest; to catch a criminal
捕拿bǔnáto arrest; to capture; to catch
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