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English Definitionto feel unwell; to suffer pain; to be difficult to bear
Simplified Script难受
Traditional Script難受
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄋㄢˊ ㄕㄡˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)naan4sau6
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
nándifficult (to...); problem; difficulty; difficult; not good
shòuto receive; to accept; to suffer; subjected to; to bear; to stand; pleasant; (passive marker)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
难看nánkànugly; unsightly
难过nánguòto feel sad; to feel unwell; (of life) to be difficult
难道nándàodon't tell me ...; could it be that...?
难以nányǐhard to (predict, imagine etc)
难题nántídifficult problem
Words With Same Tail Word    
接受jiēshòuto accept; to receive
享受xiǎngshòuto enjoy; to live it up; pleasure
遭受zāoshòuto suffer; to sustain (loss, misfortune)
感受gǎnshòuto sense; perception; to feel (through the senses); to experience; a feeling; an impression; an experience
忍受rěnshòuto bear; to endure
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