ChineseEdit

to blame; bury blame; complain
simp. and trad.
(埋怨)

PronunciationEdit


Note: The Mandarin reading of in 埋怨 is mán, not the usual mái. This irregular pronunciation likely resulted from assimilation of the final by the -n final of the following syllable..

VerbEdit

埋怨

  1. to blame; to grumble about; to complain
    埋怨對於我們毫無益處埋怨痛苦埋怨快樂 [MSC, trad.]
    埋怨对于我们毫无益处埋怨痛苦埋怨快乐 [MSC, simp.]
    Máiyuàn duìyú wǒmen háowú yìchù, máiyuàn yuè duō yuè tòngkǔ, máiyuàn yuè shǎo yuè kuàiyuè. [Pinyin]
    Complaining is of no benefit to us. The more we complain, the more painful it gets — the less we complain, the happier we feel.

Usage notesEdit

埋怨 (mányuàn) differs from its near-synonym 抱怨 (bàoyuàn) in that the former term can be directed at both oneself and others, while the latter term can only be directed at others.

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