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English Definitionto thwart; to obstruct (something)
Simplified Script阻挠
Traditional Script阻撓
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄗㄨˇ ㄋㄠˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zo2naau4
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
to hinder; to block; to obstruct
náoto scratch; to thwart; to yield

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
阻止zǔzhǐto prevent; to block
阻碍zǔ'àito obstruct; to hinder; to block; obstruction; hindrance
阻力zǔlìresistance; drag
阻挡zǔdǎngto stop; to resist; to obstruct
阻塞zǔsèto block; to clog
Words With Same Tail Word    
屈挠qūnáoto surrender; to yield; to flex
干挠gānnáovariant of 干擾, to interfere
痒痒挠yǎngyang náobackscratcher (made from bamboo etc)
不屈不挠bùqū bù náounyielding; indomitable
百折不挠bǎi zhé bù náoto keep on fighting in spite of all setbacks (idiom); to be undaunted by repeated setbacks; to be indomitable
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