See also: 顽强

ChineseEdit

 
mischievous; obstinate; to play
mischievous; obstinate; to play; stupid; stubborn; naughty
 
strength; force; power
strength; force; power; powerful; better
trad. (頑強)
simp. (顽强)

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頑強

  1. staunch; tenacious; indomitable
    雙腿殘疾父母拋棄頑強生活成為千萬富豪 [MSC, trad.]
    双腿残疾父母抛弃顽强生活成为千万富豪 [MSC, simp.]
    Shuāngtuǐ cánjí, bèi fùmǔ pāoqì, tā wánqiáng shēnghuó, chéngwéi qiānwàn fùháo. [Pinyin]
    Disabled in both legs and abandoned by her parents, she lived tenaciously and became a multimillionaire.

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
がん
Grade: S
きょう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

/ɡwankjau//ɡwankjɔː//ɡwankjoː//ɡankjoː/

Probably from Middle Chinese compound 頑強 (ŋuan gǐaŋ, literally obstinate + strong). Compare modern Cantonese reading waan4 koeng4, Mandarin wánqiáng.

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(がん)(きょう) (gankyōぐわんきやう (gwankyau)? -na (adnominal (がん)(きょう) (gankyō na), adverbial (がん)(きょう) (gankyō ni))

  1. strong, tough, hardy
  2. tenacious, stubborn, obstinate, adamant

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN