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English Definitionstubborn; obstinate
Simplified Script顽固
Traditional Script頑固
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄨㄢˊ ㄍㄨˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)waan4gu3
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
wánmischievous; obstinate; to play; stupid; stubborn; naughty
hard; strong; solid; sure; assuredly; undoubtedly; of course; indeed; admittedly

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Words With Same Head Word    
顽强wánqiángtenacious; hard to defeat
顽劣wánlièstubborn and obstreperous; naughty and mischievous
顽匪wánfěigangster; bandit
顽梗wángěngobstinate; persistent
顽民wánmínunruly people; rebellious subjects; disloyal citizens
Words With Same Tail Word    
巩固gǒnggùto consolidate; consolidation; to strengthen
坚固jiāngùfirm; firmly; hard; stable
凝固nínggùto freeze; to solidify; to congeal; fig. with rapt attention
牢固láogùfirm; secure
根深蒂固gēn shēn dì gùdeep-rooted (problem etc)
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