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Meaning of 艰

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(Trad.: 艱)
Pinyin: jiān
English Definition: difficult; hard; hardship
Chinese Definition:
①困难:艰难。艰辛。艰险。艰深。艰涩(形容晦涩难懂的文词)。艰贞(处境艰难而能忠贞不移)。艰苦卓绝(艰苦程度超过一切,无可比拟)。
②旧时指父母亲丧事:丁艰。母艰。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tough) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yòu ] and, also, again, in addition
    • [ gěn ] blunt; tough, chewy
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Example Words
艰难 jiān nán difficult; hard; challenging
艰苦 jiān difficult; hard; arduous
艰巨 jiān arduous; terrible (task); very difficult; formidable
艰辛 jiān xīn hardships; arduous; difficult
艰险 jiān xiǎn difficult and dangerous; hardships and perils
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