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English Definitiontenacious; hard to defeat
Simplified Script顽强
Traditional Script頑強
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄨㄢˊ ㄑㄧㄤˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)waan4koeng4
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
wánmischievous; obstinate; to play; stupid; stubborn; naughty
qiángstrong; powerful; better; slightly more than; vigorous; violent; best in their category, e.g. see 百强; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
顽固wángùstubborn; obstinate
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    
加强jiāqiángto reinforce; to strengthen; to increase
坚强jiānqiángstaunch; strong
增强zēngqiángto increase; to strengthen
富强fùqiángrich and powerful
刚强gāngqiángfirm; unyielding
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