抱怨

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Chinese[edit]

 
to hold; to carry (in one's arms); to hug or embrace; surround; cherish
blame; complain
simp. and trad.
(抱怨)

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

抱怨

  1. to blame; to grumble about; to complain

Usage notes[edit]

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

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