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English Definitiondifficult (to...); problem; difficulty; difficult; not good
See alsonàn disaster; distress; to scold
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄋㄢˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)naan4
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=3; TOP=Basic

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Words With Same Head Word    
难受nánshòuto feel unwell; to suffer pain; to be difficult to bear
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)
Words With Same Tail Word    
艰难jiānnándifficult; hard; challenging
为难wéinánto feel embarrassed or awkward; to make things difficult (for someone); to find things difficult (to do or manage)
疑难yínánhard to understand; difficult to deal with; knotty; complicated
两难liǎngnándilemma; quandary
救难jiùnánto rescue; rescue (operation, workers)
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