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(Trad.: 睏)
Pinyin: kùn
English Definition: to trap; to surround; hard-pressed; stranded; destitute; sleepy; tired
Chinese Definition:
①陷在艰难痛苦或无法摆脱的环境中:困厄(处境困苦危险)。困处。困居。困扰。困境。困窘。困知勉行。困兽犹斗。
②穷苦、艰难:困苦。困难。
③包围:困守。围困。
④疲乏:困乏。困倦。困顿。
⑤想睡,睡:困人。困觉(jiào)。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: A fence built around a tree
Character Formation:
  • Full surround
    • [ wéi ] enclosure; border
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
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Example Words:
困难 [ kùn nan ]: difficult; challenging; straitened circumstances; difficult situation
贫困 [ pín kùn ]: impoverished; poverty
困境 [ kùn jìng ]: predicament; plight
困苦 [ kùn ]: deprivation; distressed; miserable
困惑 [ kùn huò ]: bewildered; perplexed; confused; difficult problem; perplexity
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