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English Definitioninconvenient; troublesome; annoying; to trouble or bother somebody; to put somebody to trouble
Simplified Script麻烦
Traditional Script麻煩
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄇㄚˊ ㄈㄢ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)maa4faan4
Part of Speech(名) noun, (形) adjective, (动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
generic name for hemp, flax, etc.; hemp or flax fiber for textile materials; sesame; (of materials) rough or coarse; pocked; pitted; to have pins and needles or tingling; to feel numb; (Chinese surname)
fánto feel vexed; to bother; to trouble; superfluous and confusing; edgy

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Words With Same Head Word    
麻醉mázuìanesthesia; fig. to poison (somebody's mind)
麻雀máquèsparrow; (dialect) mahjong
麻木mámùnumb; insensitive; apathetic
麻痹mábìparalysis; palsy; numbness; to benumb; (fig.) to lull; negligent; apathetic
麻袋mádàisack; burlap bag
Words With Same Tail Word    
磨烦mòfanto pester; to bother somebody incessantly; to delay; to prevaricate
惹麻烦rě máfanto create difficulties; to invite trouble; to be troublesome
找麻烦zhǎo máfanto look for trouble
添麻烦tiān máfanto cause trouble for somebody; to inconvenience
招麻烦zhāo máfanto seek trouble
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